June 20 is World Refugee Day. The number of refugees globally rose to 27.1 million in 2021, up from 26.4 million in 2020,  setting a new record, according to the newly released UNHCR Global Trends…

Emi Suzuki |

Virtual reality (VR) offers teachers and school administrators opportunities to foster empathy and cohesion with refugee students, as is already happening through a World Bank-supported project in…

Marjorie Chinen, Ana María Oviedo |

When refugees settle in a host country, they mean business: they want to start a new life, be self-sufficient and contribute to their communities. As employees, entrepreneurs, and customers they…

Benjamin Herzberg, Daphne Yong-D'Hervé |

The specific socio-economic conditions and needs of refugee returnees is a major policy concern requiring a robust policy response. Our study looked at the living conditions of the large Afghan…

Nandini Krishnan, Christina Wieser |

By better understanding the evolution of the relationship between host and refugee communities in Ethiopia, the World Bank hopes that it can support hosting governments in enabling these groups to…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Aditya Sarkar, Andrea Woodhouse |

COVID-19 is putting new pressure on economies with weak public services and low capacity to respond. In countries impacted by fragility, conflict and violence, the impact is amplified. Socially…

Louise Cord, Franck Bousquet |

Faced with the COVID-19 crisis, we now estimate now that an additional 10 million people in fragile and conflict-affected settings will be pushed into extreme poverty just in 2020.

Franck Bousquet |

Fragility and conflict reverse hard-won development gains and stunt opportunities for children, youth, and the poorest people. In the process, they deeply weaken health systems, leaving societies…

Franck Bousquet, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

A study looks at data from 2000-2017 in 201 origin countries and 113 destination countries and is based on a panel data set constructed from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (…

Ismael Issifou |

Investing in and protecting human capital is a key element of the first institution-wide strategy on fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) of the World Bank Group. Health is a critical element of…

Muhammad Ali Pate, Franck Bousquet |