The Refugee Crisis

There are now more refugees and displaced people around the world than at any time since the Second World War. As the conflict in Syria forces record numbers to flee and the crisis on Europe's borders grows, Chatham House experts and contributors examine the humanitarian and policy challenges facing the international community.

Chatham House, in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), is hosting a Forum on Refugee and Migration Policy, to facilitate dialogue between an increasingly diverse group of actors influencing refugee and migration policy globally, enhancing cooperation and contributing to the identification of practical solutions. 

The Moving Energy Initiative at Chatham House is a ground-breaking international partnership which examines the provision of sustainable energy for refugees and displaced people, giving particular consideration to the context of the displaced communities, such as their cultural traditions, collective capacities, needs, and technology available to them.

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A boat carrying migrants approaches shore after making the crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos in November 2015. Photo: Getty Images.
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Migration Deals Risk Undermining Global Refugee Protection

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Protecting Somali Refugees: Finding Durable International Solutions

A refugee from South Sudan has their biometrics registered at a refugee camp in Uganda. Photo: Getty Images.
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Beware the Notion That Better Data Lead to Better Outcomes for Refugees and Migrants

A Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Global Compact on Refugees Offers an Opportunity to Revive Responsibility Sharing

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Forum on Refugee and Migration Policy Workshop

Father and daughter in their shelter in Goudoubo refugee camp, Burkina Faso, March 2017. Photo: Kwesi Annim.
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Prices, Products and Priorities: Meeting Refugees’ Energy Needs in Burkina Faso and Kenya

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The Rohingya Crisis: Past, Present and Future

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Central Mediterranean Dialogue: Fostering Mutual Understanding and Common Approaches

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Macedonia, Migration and Security: Lessons Learned

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The Syrian Justice System: What Role do Non-State Courts Play?

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Helping Iraq’s Displaced Peoples Return Home

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Internally Displaced People: The World’s Most Pressing Humanitarian Crisis?

A soldier stands guard in Madama near Niger's border with Libya. Photo: Getty Images.
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Europe’s Flawed Thinking on Mediterranean Migration

Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: Getty Images.
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It’s Far Too Early to Talk of Return for Syrian Refugees

The well-built, sanitized housing at Pipka camp illustrates how a more humane approach to providing shelter for refugees can challenge established preconceptions. Photo: Chatham House.
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Making Refugee Aid Add Up in Greece

NGOs run a voluntary vaccination programme for young refugees in Athens. Photo via Getty Images.
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Integrating Refugees into the Greek Health System Will Benefit Both Newcomers and Their Hosts

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The Political Economy of the Central Mediterranean Route

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Book review essay: The Mediterranean and its migrants: porous policy for a porous border

Children of displaced families peer out of the window of a former government building in Ibb, Yemen. Photo: Getty Images.
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Focus on Refugees Risks Neglecting the Internally Displaced

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Should the UK Welcome More Child Refugees?

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