Debate: how can the world best help refugees?

1 December 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,,,,

I was delighted to take part in The Imperial War Museum’s Refugee Nights festival celebrating refugee stories. I joined academics Maya Goodfellow and Alexander Betts and CNN international correspondent Clarissa Ward to discuss how the world can help refugees. For me, there are three core elements: providing practical help such as clean water and shelter, tackling the systemic drivers that cause people to flee their homes, from war to climate breakdown, and changing the often dehumanising narrative around refugees, to recognise and respect them as people, who are exercising their fundamental right to seek refuge. Watch from about 20 mins.