Four reasons why refugees need cash, not aid

With a record 65.6 million people displaced from their homes worldwide, rarely has helping refugees been such an important and demanding task.

Policymakers and humanitarian workers struggle with stretched budgets, while citizens in host countries grow frustrated, especially when developing regions share a disproportionately large responsibility due to their proximity to conflict. If ever there was a time for new thinking on refugee policies, this is it.

Amongst all the promising new technologies and apps being developed, a simpler innovation is being discussed, which arguably has the biggest potential for improving refugee assistance: cash.

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