Ready to help? Improving resilience of integration systems for refugees and other vulnerable migrants
This OECD report looks at ways to improve the resilience of systems to deal with the unexpected arrival of large inflows of refugees and other vulnerable migrants. The world’s refugee population increased to a record high of 19.9 million people by mid-2018. European countries received four million asylum applications between 2014-17, three times as many as during the previous four-year period. However, for European countries as a whole, the impact of the refugee inflow is estimated to be small. The report tackles issues of anticipation, monitoring and reacting, by examining the role of early warning mechanisms and the challenge of improving information. It recommends that countries increase their co-operation and share information to enable them to deal more effectively and quickly with inflows of humanitarian migrants.