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Young People in the Global Compact on Refugees  Research Publication

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Focus Areas:

Gender, Humanitarian Assistance and Youth

Gender, Humanitarian Assistance and YouthSEE LESS

Regions:

Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia and 3 MoreSEE MORE

Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North AfricaSEE LESS

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Young People in the Global Compact on Refugees

Young People in the Global Compact on Refugees

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With the development of the Global Compact on Refugees, the international community has an important opportunity to safeguard young refugees and partner more effectively with them to improve their lives. Based on our extensive experience working with young people1 in crisis around the world, Mercy Corps sets out below a number of key practices to protect young refugees and prove their potential.  

A comprehensive refugee response should promote young refugees’ well-being, provide them with flexible education opportunities, help them access safe and fair employment, and give them a voice in their communities. Finally, young refugees should be engaged as partners in designing and implementing this response