To Shore Up Humanitarian System, Address Crises at Their Source

Boys take a walk at Azraq refugee camp in Azraq, Jordan, March 10, 2015 (AP photo by Raad Adayleh).
Boys take a walk at Azraq refugee camp in Azraq, Jordan, March 10, 2015 (AP photo by Raad Adayleh).
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The world is finally waking up to the fact that the international humanitarian system is falling apart. European nations are bickering over how to handle Syrian refugees, while Southeast Asian nations grapple with the outflow of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. Liberal commentators see parallels with the flight of Jews from Germany in the 1930s. “It is clear that the United States and other developed countries must find more room for refugees,” The New York Times editorialized this weekend, adding that United Nations agencies that help those who are suffering should be “amply funded.” U.N. officials reading these lines are likely […]

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