CIBER Focus Interview Series
Sustainable Development Part 1: Policies for Asylum and Resettlement with Dr. Georgina Ramsay
February 22, 2017
In Part 1 of our series on Sustainable Development & Human Migration, Dr. Georgina Ramsay draws from years of fieldwork with refugees and asylum-seekers in Uganda and Australia to share her insights on the process of refugee resettlement and asylum.
With an estimated 65 million refugees worldwide, many countries are reviewing their refugee and migration policies. Displaced persons spend an average of 17 years in asylum, causing many policymakers and international organizations, like the United Nations, to press for sustainable, long-term solutions rather than “camp” models that rely heavily on humanitarian aid.