Assistance with a focus on the most vulnerable

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Of: Julia Kronlid

The Sweden Democrats want to see aid with a clear focus on poverty reduction and that the best interests of the children should be at the center. In addition to general humanitarian aid, we want to invest SEK 10 billion of the aid budget in refugee aid in the immediate area of ​​various crises. It writes Member of Parliament Julia Kronlid.

June 28, 2018, Debate

Do not let racist governments control the entire EU refugee policy

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Of: Malin Björk

We cannot allow EU asylum policy to be dictated by anti-refugee and racist governments such as those in Hungary and Poland. Instead, those countries that want to take joint responsibility for the global refugee situation must take the lead in forming a coalition of willing countries. It writes the Left Party's EU parliamentarian Malin Björk.

May 15, 2018, Debate

Time to talk about circular migration

Of: Bernd Parusel

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has developed an international definition of the hitherto vague term "circular migration". The realization that circular migration can have positive effects for everyone involved has been around for a long time, but building practical policies on a fuzzy concept is difficult. Now it is time to rethink the role that circular migration can play in global development, writes migration expert Bernd Parusel.

February 17, 2017, Debate

Migration focus overshadows poverty reduction in development aid

Of: Andrew Sherriff and Anna Knoll

Short-term political response to the migration crisis in several cases appears to have undermined routines for effective aid, and settlements for refugee costs make up a large proportion of today's aid budgets. This shows a new one investigation report from the Expert Group for Aid Analysis, EBA. In parallel with discussions on how development assistance can be used to more systematically address migration flows, we must conduct a fact-based debate on the type of initiatives that are valuable from a broader development perspective, write the report authors Anna Knoll and Andrew Sherriff.

February 2, 2017, Debate

Refugee summits should focus on resettlement

Of: Melanie Ward

Today, the UN summit on migration and refugees takes place, and tomorrow the US-led summit on refugees where Sweden is a co-host. During the summits, Sweden and the EU must push for better support for the countries that receive the vast majority of the world's refugees, and for global commitments regarding resettlement to be strengthened. It writes Melanie Ward from the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

September 19, 2016, Debate

Improve transparency in arms exports and refugee costs

Of: Alina Östling

A new report from the organization Open Government Partership shows that Sweden has made great progress in terms of transparency in development assistance. At the same time, there is a lack of sufficient transparency in arms exports, refugee costs and tax-financed development assistance projects carried out by the business community, writes researcher Alina Östling.

April 14, 2016, Debate