How Can We Bridge the Humanitarian-Development Divide and Why Does It Matter for Refugees?

The Facts: Displacement Is a Long-Term Development Issue

OTHER: 8% AFRICA: 20% MIDDLE EAST: 60% 88% of refugees live in low- and middle- income countries refugees live outside of camps 3 out of 4 is the average time a refugee is displaced 10 years

The Problem: The Traditional Approach to Refugee Response Is Not Sustainable

Humanitarian assistance is short-term, self-contained, and meant to save lives in crisis It’s driven by international donors and agencies And focused on immediate needs like food, water, medication, and temporary shelter Development assistance is long-term, integrated with country systems, and meant to reduce poverty It’s coordinated with local and national governments And focused on long-term needs like jobs, education, health, and infrastructure

The Solution: Compacts to Bridge Humanitarian and Development Approaches

Balance the needs of refugees and host communities Improve data, evidence, and innovation to drive outcomes Strengthen and align incentives to achieve results