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How to manage the human consequences of Syria’s chaos

April 26, 2016, Elizabeth Ferris and Kemal Kirişci

Half of Syria’s population is now either an internally displaced person (IDP) or a refugee, and the international community is still struggling to respond to the humanitarian catastrophe. Elizabeth Ferris and Kemal Kirisci propose a New Global Approach for Syria in a new book—the approach would bring together the governments of refugee-hosting countries, the U.N. and other intergovernmental agencies, regional bodies, international nongovernmental organizations, local civil society actors, and donor governments to consider and adopt a new system of burden sharing. 

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