CARE International position on the 2016 Global Refugee Summits

This paper outlines recommendations from CARE International for commitments that must be made at two major summits on the global refugee crisis being held at the United Nations in September 2016.

The paper urges states to ensure that the “global compacts” on refugees and migrants that will be negotiated at the summits reflect the following recommendations:

1. Wealthy states should commit to accepting their fair share of refugees, thereby contributing to the collective resettlement of at least 10% of all refugees globally.
2. All states should commit to provide significant safe and legal routes for people to seek refuge and claim asylum.
3. All states should commit to protect and empower displaced women and girls.
4. All states should allocate increased needs-based funding to support local communities and refugees in host countries in the global South.
5. All states should commit to take action on the root causes of displacement.

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: June 2016

Related Publications

Suffering in Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2019

CARE International’s fourth annual review of the most under-reported humanitarian crises in the world – the natural disasters and conflicts that have affected a million people or more and yet received the least worldwide media attention in... Read more...


Curiosity Collective: Evidence of social changes for women in savings groups

CARE has been working with Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) since we first launched the model in Niger in 1991. Over the years, VSLAs have reached more 7.6 million members, 81% of them women. The economic impacts of the VSLA groups... Read more...


Pathways to localisation: A framework towards locally led humanitarian response in partnership-based action

This paper outlines eight priority actions for partnership-based humanitarian action, and five actions for an enabling environment, for locally-led humanitarian... Read more...


Supporting women’s social movements and collective actions: CARE International Gender Network position paper and guidance note

CARE is committed to tackling the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice to bring lasting change to the world’s most vulnerable. This requires supporting and engaging with change agents. Research shows that major social change only... Read more...


CARE Rapid Gender Analysis: Latin America and the Caribbean – The Bahamas / Hurricane Dorian

This Rapid Gender Analysis aims to provide useful information and recommendations to actors responding to the current crisis to support them to deliver gender-appropriate interventions, including UN agencies, Bahamian disaster response... Read more...


Women’s economic empowerment in emergency contexts – Niger: A Case Study

This report, based on research into CARE humanitarian interventions in Niger, analyses whether community-led savings groups and income-generation activities can represent a way not only to respond to crises, but also to increase women’s... Read more...


Rapid gender and protection analysis: Cyclone Kenneth response, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique

This rapid gender and protection analysis, conducted by the COSACA consortium and led by CARE, highlights the ways in which instability and entrenched gender inequalities are worsening the impact of Cyclone Kenneth in north Mozambique for women,... Read more...


Women’s and girls’ rights and agency in humanitarian action: A life-saving priority

This inter-agency position paper, signed by CARE and 40+ organisations worldwide, sets out a blueprint for governments, donors, UN agencies, civil society, and national and local actors to come together to uphold women’s and girls’ rights in... Read more...