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Billions Pledged at First Global Refugee Forum

Azeem, 27, at his shop in Karachi, Pakistan. Afghan refugees like Azeem have recently been allowed to open bank accounts. 2019 (Photo by Roger Arnold courtesy UNHCR)

The world’s first Global Refugee Forum ended Wednesday with hundreds of pledges and a “decisive shift” in approach. More than 770 pledges were made that ranged from financial support to more inclusive government policies to improving access to refugee employment, education, clean energy and resettlement.

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Corporate Generosity Lifts Refugees Out of Crisis

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Far from acting like the high-hat, hard-hearted corporations often mocked in the media, many companies are offering to support refugees who have lost everything with training, education, jobs, and investments. There are about 68.5 million forcibly displaced people in the world today, of which more than 25 million are considered refugees.

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