There is a lot that is commendable about the trending increase in global refugee responses, however the question remains “how meaningful are these interventions?’ The rising number of refugees and forcibly displaced persons globally demonstrate a failure within the refugee response system itself. The system’s current shortcomings include the limited and often tokenistic inclusion ofContinue reading “Refugee Led Organizations: Innovation in Refugee Responses”
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R-SEAT Statement on recent attacks in Ukraine
War, Famine and Displacement- Is there space for refugee participation in Tigray?
The ongoing tragedy in Ethiopia’s northern region Tigray, has escalated into severe cases of famine and food insecurity. In early August this year, reports indicated that at least 5.2 million people were targeted for emergency food assistance to avoid the world’s worst famine situation in decades. This recent famine amid an unstable political transition hasContinue reading “War, Famine and Displacement- Is there space for refugee participation in Tigray?”
A Global Case for Meaningful Refugee Participation at R-SEAT
What is meaningful refugee participation?At Refugees Seeking Equal Access at the Table (R-SEAT), meaningful refugee participation occurs when refugees from diverse backgrounds have sustained influence in all fora where decisions, policies, and responses that impact their lives are being designed and implemented. Meaningful participation requires actors to listen to refugees, and for refugees to haveContinue reading “A Global Case for Meaningful Refugee Participation at R-SEAT”