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Strengthening the global response to forced displacement

This post was originally published in the World Bank blog Dev4Peace.  

With the refugee crisis gaining the world’s attention since war broke out in Syria, many ideas have been raised to address forced displacement, both in the Middle East and in countries around the world. Displacement has emerged as a critical development challenge, one that affects not only the people displaced but also the communities hosting them.

At the Plenary Session on March 1, the first day of the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Forum 2016, a high-level panel representing governments, development agencies, and refugees themselves tackled the need for collaboration between humanitarian and development partners.

Urgent questions included: how can we bring attention to the humanitarian partners? And how can we give voice to the refugees?