Nassim Majidi

Migration Matters

“Good Refugees” Stay in the Region but “Bad Migrants” Come to Europe?

Nassim Majidi addresses the often-heard view that those asylum-seekers who stay in their region are more deserving of protection than those who come to Europe of their own volition.

1. Good Refugees" Stay in the Region but "Bad Migrants" Come to Europe?

  • Most of the migration worldwide is “south-south”
  • Camps meant to be temporary settlements, but can be decades old
  • People aren’t good or bad if they leave the camp, they are seeking livelihoods for their families
  • Three durable solutions with little access to any of them
  • Moving beyond a humanitarian-only lens of refugee camps