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Refugee Crisis May Threaten Development Aid to World’s Poor

As the spreading refugee crisis threatens to destabilize national budgets of donor nations in Western Europe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday appealed to the international community not to forsake its longstanding commitment for development assistance to the world’s poorer nations.

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Unpacking the refugee crisis in Lesbos

The refugee crisis has played out with particular intensity on Lesbos, an idyllic Greek island of high interest to both smugglers and cameramen. In Mitilini, the main port town, Arabic can be heard more often than Greek. Like its neighbour Kos, Lesbos has consistently been witness to bodies washed ashore, angry clashes with the police and tense encounters between refugees, vacationers and locals.

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Hard Evidence: which EU countries can afford to take the most refugees?

In its new policy on migration, the European Commission has proposed a fairer sharing of responsibility between member states for 20,000 displaced people. These people would be able to move to an EU member state without having to risk their lives on a Mediterranean crossing. The priority regions identified for resettlement are the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa.

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Cyclical Migrant Crises Beg for Foreign Policy Revision

Many people see industriousness in the personality of Tedros Adhanom (PhD), minister of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), well known for his adoption of social media. An EPRDFite with immense experience in public health and infectious diseases, Tedros moved to the foreign affairs office in 2012, after his predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, then Deputy Prime Minister, moved up the party and state ladder to fill the position of the late Meles Zenawi.

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