Millions of people are forced from their homes through a combination of conflict, climate change and extreme poverty. As the world’s leading humanitarian donor, respected diplomatic power and home to millions of refugees and asylum-seekers, the EU is uniquely placed to provide a truly game-changing and rules-based response to both the causes and consequences of protracted crises.

But to achieve this potential, a fundamental rethink of the EU’s humanitarian, development and political action is needed. Read more about the IRC’s priorities for a Europe that truly protects.