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Refugees and host communities: What next?
Vienna development-displacement nexus roundtable event addressed some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.
OFID recently hosted a roundtable at its Vienna headquarters to discuss policy options to address the interrelated challenges associated with development, refugees and international protection, and host communities.
Working in partnership with ICMPD, OFID gathered key stakeholders from governmental institutions in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, international organizations and the donor community to focus on the ‘development-displacement’ nexus.
Host country stakeholders engaged on their needs and discussed how these needs can better align with protection-oriented policies directed toward refugee populations and host communities. Attendees also gave positive feedback on how better to implement development perspectives into humanitarian responses to refugees. OFID Editor Steve Hughes spoke with some of the attendees …