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5 Principles for a Responsible Internationalist Policy on Syria

By Protection Approaches Director: Kate Ferguson

Published: Open Democracy 

October 14th 2015

A serious debate over whether the UK should deepen its engagement in Syria is beginning to take place and while more detail is needed before any of the proposals can be properly assessed, here are five core principles that any policy should abide by

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Steering A Perilous Course

By Protection Approaches Director: Kate Ferguson

Published: Open Democracy 

January 14th 2015

The plight of refugees crossing the Mediterranean has increasingly shifted from being a cause for shared humanitarian concern to mere ammunition in domestic anti-immigration debate

Civilian Protection in Burundi

"A country on the edge"

Briefing paper Vol. 2 No. 1

March 2nd 2016

Whatever happened to the spirit of learning Rwanda’s lessons?

By Protection Approaches Director: Kate Ferguson

Published: Open Democracy 

April 7th 2016

As we commemorate the Rwandan genocide, the promises of ‘never again’ look particularly bleak in 2016. How can these promises mean more in the future?

Things in Syria are getting worse - the world has to act

Joint op-ed by Protection Approaches Director, Kate Ferguson and Alex Buskie of UNA-UK

Published: New Statesman

November 5th 2015

Rumours of a commons vote on extending airstrikes against ISIL in Syria have dominated, and even distracted, UK political debate over Syria for months... it is time to focus on what the UK can do to help the Syrian people whose lives are at daily risk.


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Photograph: Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan, Nina Constable

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