7 // REFUGE: TRANSFORMING A BROKEN REFUGEE SYSTEM
, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier show that this crisis offers an opportunity for reform if international policy-makers focus on delivering humane, effective, and sustainable outcomes – both for Europe and for countries that border conflict zones. Refugees need more than simply food, tents, and blankets, and research demonstrates that they can offer tangible economic benefits to their adopted countries if given the right to work and education. Refuge sets out an alternative vision that can empower refugees to help themselves, contribute to their host societies, and even rebuild their countries of origin.
8 // THE WEALTH OF REFUGEES: HOW DISPLACED PEOPLE CAN BUILD ECONOMIES
, Alexander Betts argues that the key lies in unlocking the potential contributions of refugees themselves. Refugees bring skills, talents, and aspirations and can be a benefit rather than a burden to receiving societies. Realizing this potential relies upon moving beyond a purely humanitarian focus to fully include refugees in host-country economies, build economic opportunities in refugee-hosting regions, and navigate the ambiguous politics of refugee protection.
9 // THOSE WE THROW AWAY ARE DIAMONDS by Mondiant Dogan
, A stunning and heartbreaking lens on the global refugee crisis, from a man who faced the very worst of humanity and survived to advocate for displaced people around the world.
10 // UNPREPARED: SHARING TEA INSIDE THE TENTS OF MORIA
, an immersive and introspective look into Europe’s most controversial refugee camp in Greece. This tea table book is a collection of creative writing, stories, and photographs that bring you face-to-face with the reality of what asylum seekers experience living in Moria refugee camp, through the eyes of two western women who volunteer there. It sits you down for tea in the middle of the chaos and introduces you to the heart of Moria in a way you would least expect.