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World Economic Forum: How can we address the problem of boredom in refugee camps?


Media attention on refugees is focused on chaotic scenes in Hungary and elsewhere in Europe right now, but it is worth reminding people that most of the world’s refugees in fact live in camps in sub-Saharan Africa or the Middle East – and boredom rather than chaos is the typical routine.

Marlen de la Chaux, PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about the dynamics and opportunities of refugee camps, and how policymakers should foster entrepreneurship in refugee camps in order to help turn this cycle of despair into hope and dignity.

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