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Self-reliance efforts must not lose sight of the achievement of durable solutions

Ahead of the first official stocktaking of the Global Refugee Forum on 14-15 December 2021 the Danish Refugee Council is releasing a report with the view to refocus attention to self-reliance within a durable solution lens.

Sina Hasan / DRC

Posted on 13 Dec 2021

Global attention to refugee self-reliance has grown in recent years, and is a key objective of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). Yet despite increasing attention, there is a notable gap in discussions on how self-reliance contributes or relates to durable solutions. States tend to focus on returns and fostering self-reliance in displacement with little or no headway made pertaining to the expansion of access to third-country solutions including resettlement or other durable solutions such as local integration.

With the report “Which Refugee Self-Reliance? Whose Durable Solution? Examining the relationship between self-reliance and durable solutions for refugees” DRC aims to contribute to refocusing attention to self-reliance within a durable solutions lens.

Key findings of the report include the following:

Find the full report here.

Find the DRC statement on the Global Compact on Refugees High Level Officials Meeting here.

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