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Title Boon, not burden : how successful refugee integration might contribute to host nation economies
Published Washington, DC : Atlantic Council, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (18 pages) : color photographs
Summary This report analyzes four country-level case studies to examine the factors that have shaped countries' ability to react to a sudden influx of asylum seekers or refugees, and demonstrates a spectrum of success in integration. The paper looks at three Arab countries--Lebanon, Tunisia, and Egypt--that have hosted large numbers of asylum seekers and refugees, particularly since 2011, and Germany, which willingly took on one million Syrian asylum seekers and refugees starting in 2015. Germany stands out in contrast to the other countries in this report for several reasons: it is neither in the Middle East nor bordering or near a conflict zone, it has a robust economy and sophisticated legal system for integrating refugees, and, foremost among its European neighbors, it willingly accepted the refugees, whereas others took them in largely involuntarily
Notes "November 2017."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Atlantic Council, viewed September 11, 2018)
Subject Refugees -- Government policy -- Egypt
Refugees -- Government policy -- Germany
Refugees -- Government policy -- Lebanon
Refugees -- Government policy -- Tunisia
Social integration -- Economic aspects
Refugees -- Government policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Atlantic Council of the United States, publisher
ISBN 1619773813
Other Titles How successful refugee integration might contribute to host nation economies