Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Today's Refugee Camps Are The Cities Of Tomorrow

Governments should stop thinking about refugee camps as temporary places, says Kilian Kleinschmidt, one of the world's leading authorities on humanitarian aid.

"These are the cities of tomorrow," said Kleinschmidt of Europe's rapidly expanding refugee camps. "The average stay today in a camp is 17 years. That's a generation."

"In the Middle East, we were building camps: storage facilities for people. But the refugees were building a city," he told Dezeen.

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Considering the facts that NATO appears to be goading Russia into World War III and that Israel is preparing for a war with Iran, that is a sobering thought.

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