Investing in Refugees

With finite aid unable to meet infinite need, the UN wants business to emulate mobile operators and see refugees as customers rather than victims. Plus: the new technologies and fresh approaches to housing and education to help refugees rebuild their lives

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New market opportunities for private sector offer way out of aid impasse

Companies are starting to realise displaced communities represent untapped markets

Global compact presented to General Assembly sees ‘crucial’ role for private sector

Biometric identification offers displaced communities choice and autonomy

Shelter that provides privacy and dignity is the first step to build a successful new life

Research suggests a causal link between social media posts and physical attacks

Experts make the case for helping national school systems absorb the influx