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Fleeing from Chaos to Another Chaos

Lebanon became the center of international attention when a warehouse full of fertiliser exploded in Beirut and killed 200 people. We at Libel have written about the accident itself and the political upheaval that has taken place in Lebanon before,…

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…

Climate Change: How Anj’s life changed due to Typhoon Haiyan – Andrew Johnson

The Liberal Government in Canada has been praised for its policy on Syrian Refugees this past year. Canada is known as a country that is accepting of new migrants; a policy of acceptance that is woven into the fabric of 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…

The Refugee Crisis: A Global Problem Needs International Solutions – Vilde Marie Ystmark

Today, millions of people are fleeing their homes due to war and conflicts, living in temporary camps with no idea what the future will hold. Behind the numbers, there are refugees with worries no one deserve to bear and hopes…

Rethinking the Global Refugee Crisis – Umar Ramzan

I’ll never forget my reaction the first time I visited a refugee camp; Zaatari, nearby the city of Al-Mafraq in Jordan. The feelings of profound shock at witnessing the endless line of people desperately walking towards the camp, seeking refuge,…