Building effective policies to respond to refugee needs

In the lead up to World Refugee Day, we explore how our work helps LMICs scale up policies to support the most vulnerable groups

Every two seconds one person is forcibly displaced as a result of conflict or persecution. The UNHCR estimates there are currently 68.5 million forcibly displaced people around the world, with 25.4 million refugees. Almost two thirds of all refugees came from South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Syria; and over half of all refugees are children and teenagers under the age of 18. 

The majority of all displaced people are being hosted in low- and middle-income countries. Top refugee-hosting countries include Turkey, Uganda, Pakistan, and Lebanon. Often, the host country’s policies and systems are not equipped to deal with, and sufficiently support, the needs of refugees and vulnerable migrants.

We work across the policy cycle and multiple sectors to build effective and efficient policy responses that address the needs of vulnerable groups. Find out more about our work:

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