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Owen Barder: We need an alternative to refugee camps (Displaced/Vox Media)

August 28, 2018

Show Description:

"When people look back on our time they will wonder why we tolerated refugee camps for so long.” Owen Barder, Vice President at the Center for Global Development, talks in this episode about why we should abolish refugee camps, and what’s wrong with the humanitarian aid system more broadly. Barder talks about the alternatives to keeping displaced people in camps, and how to make the humanitarian system more simple, more focused, and serve the interests of displaced people receiving aid, rather than those providing it.

Displaced is produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network in partnership with the International Rescue Committee. 

Listen to the podcast here.

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Owen Barder
Vice President, Director of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow