Towards a real solution in the refugee crisis: A focus on the future for refugees – Dominique Arntz and Lidewij Koene

The Netherlands is often seen as a country in which freedom, tolerance and human rights are celebrated and well-respected. Its citizens generally enjoy a very high level of well-being. But what about the refugees in the Netherlands? Do they benefit…

The Refugee Crisis: From Short-Term Fixes to a Coherent European Strategy – Julian Slotman and Maya de Waal

The EU-Turkey deal was celebrated by politicians all around Europe as an example of successful European cooperation on a highly pressing issue. It seems to have been effective in discouraging illegal crossings from Turkey to Greece. But is this really…

How to Address the Root Causes of Refugee Flows – Laura de Vries and Bas Vos

Migrants in dire conditions, arriving at Europe’s borders, have been in the news for more than two years now. European states claim to be on top of the situation. But are they? Are they doing enough? And are they doing the…

The Refugee Crisis: It Is All about Perspective – Camilla Westvik

The Syrian refugee crisis is the largest humanitarian disaster since WW2. 13.5 million people need humanitarian assistance within Syria. 4.6 million refugees are on the run from ISIS and the authoritarian regime of Syria. 6.6 million people are currently displaced within…

Climate Refugees: The Crisis that isn’t Recognised – Harriet Ainscough

Last year saw the largest number of refugees worldwide since the Second World War, and this year the numbers don’t look to be reducing. There’s an aspect to this crisis which isn’t accounted for within the UN Convention on the…