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Forced displacement is an important global development challenge. As the world attempts to tackle this issue it is essential to combine short term humanitarian interventions with medium and long term efforts to ease the burden on community services and social infrastructure, whilst addressing the root causes of forced displacement and creating economic resilience in both host and origin countries.
As the EU bank, the EIB is committed to working together with partners to help define and deliver an effective response to the global forced displacement crisis and further strengthen economic development contributions. This is being achieved by:
- focusing on the socioeconomic aspects of the crises
- helping communities to facilitate the acceptance and inclusion of the forcibly displaced
- supporting economic resilience, through such initiatives as investing in the private sector to create jobs and real economic opportunities.
At the request of the European Council, we are developing a specific initiative to support economic resilience in the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood and the Western Balkans regions, both of which have been significantly impacted by the refugee crisis on the EU’s doorstep.