Merrill Smith


More than 300 non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”) and notable individuals from around the world have endorsed the Statement Calling for Solutions to End the Warehousing of Refugees, half representing refugees in or from the southern hemisphere. These NGOs are not just signing statements but taking concrete actions in donor and host nations to reshape the refugee protection agenda. Such international breadth of support is the beginning of a coordinated campaign to bring pressure to bear on the relevant parties.