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Can Development Assistance Solve the Refugee Crisis?
Can Development Assistance Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Author(s): Patryk Kugiel
Subject(s): Governance, Public Administration, Public Law, Migration Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: development aid; refugees; Europe; Migrations
Summary/Abstract: Though the inflow of refugees to Europe has been halted in 2016, the root causes of massive migration did not disappear. One of the European Union’s methods of dealing with this challenge is to provide foreign aid to countries of origin and transit of migrants. This will not solve the refugee crisis, but might help to ease the pressure on the EU. To strengthen the impact of such assistance would require a radical increase in funding and improved cooperation with third countries. Yet attempts to subordinate development cooperation to migration policy goals will incur certain political costs and undermine the EU’s international credibility.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English