Understanding and Addressing Root Causes of Displacement

This year’s High Commissioner (UNHCR) Dialogue on Protection Challenges seeks to better understand and address the root causes of forced displacement. The Danish Refugee Council is participating in the Protection Dialogue on root causes. Read our position paper towards this understanding here.

Displacement is at an all-time high, with nearly 60 million people displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. As the world grapples with the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe – in which over 900,000 refugees and migrants have made perilous journeys over sea and across land, it is critical that our focus turns to address the root causes of forced displacement and irregular migration.

Read the DRC perspective here