New inform on Prospects for displaced persons in non-EU first reception and transit countries
EMN has just published new inform on Prospects for displaced persons in non-EU first reception and transit countries. The inform aims to provide an overview of the strategies and initiatives put in place by the EMN Member Countries to enhance the prospects for displaced persons in non-EU first reception and transit countries, and to identify good practices that could serve as a starting point to further develop or improve sustainable support initiatives.
As of May 2022, more than 100 million people around the world were forcibly displaced. Many refugees usually remain in countries neighbouring their place of origin, which are mostly low- and middle-income areas. The governments of these countries have the responsibility to provide humanitarian support and to promote development programmes in view of their long-term needs and to increase their self-reliance. However, these countries often lack the resources and/or capacity to do so, which makes the contributions of international actors, as well as civil society organisations, of paramount importance.
This inform explores which national strategies have been implemented in the EMN Member Countries to enhance the prospects for displaced persons in non-EU first reception and transit countries, and how these strategies have been integrated within existing EU and international frameworks and agreements such as the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum. It also attempts to provide examples of successful programmes and initiatives aiming to enhance the prospects of those populations, identifying good practices and exploring opportunities to further strengthen and foster (cross-border) partnerships and cooperation.