Putting protection at the heart of humanitarian action

World Vision’s Déirdre de Búrca talks to Devex associate editor Richard Jones.

What is the role of development and humanitarian aid organizations in helping prevent “multiple displacement,” and “onward movement,” particularly in finding durable solutions to the flow of refugees to Europe?

It’s about policy coherence, but it’s also about getting the approach right, Déirdre de Búrca, World Vision Brussels and EU Representation’s director of advocacy and justice for children, told Devex associate editor Richard Jones.

De Búrca discussed the redefinition of official development assistance and what impact this has for the aid community. Find out more about her key messages ahead of May’s World Humanitarian Summit in this exclusive #AcrossBorders video interview.

Across Borders is a monthlong online conversation hosted by Devex and partners — World Vision, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, the U.S. nonprofit partner of the International Organization for Migration and United Nations Volunteers — to analyze and amplify the discussion on global migration and current refugee crises through the lens of global security, development cooperation and humanitarian aid work, and more. Visit the campaign site and join the conversation on social media tagging @devex and #AcrossBorders.

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  • Helen Morgan

    Helen Morgan is an Associate Editor at Devex. She has a background in human rights, radio and journalism, and has written for a variety of international publications while living and working in Buenos Aires, New York and Shanghai. She is now based in Barcelona and supports editorial content on campaigns and media partnerships at Devex. She is currently studying a master's degree in contemporary migration.

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