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Melissa Hersh’s Op-ed in The National Interest on Refugees and Public Health

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They came. They saw. They left.

Leaders convened in Brussels earlier this week to discuss how to move forward in earnest with the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan on refugees. The informal summit was certainly much ado about nothing. They proposed twelve goals, none of them new nor unexpected. EU officials placed emphasis on how to manage irregular migrants—or migrants seeking economic well-being as opposed to seeking asylum based on conflict—but gave little attention to how Turkey and the EU will actually manage the safety and security of existing and forthcoming refugees into Turkey. And that presents a big problem.

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