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Today, most of the world’s refugees — and most internally displaced people — are uprooted from their homes for protracted periods, with the length of displacement sometimes averaging more than two decades. In this episode, I sit down with Muzabel Welongo, Founder and Executive Director of Resilience Action International and a recent graduate of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. A former refugee himself, Muzabel describes some of the systemic issues surrounding refugee aid, the negative consequences of well-intended aid efforts and the need to shift the paradigm from aid dependence to self-reliance. FHI 360's Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Fine, hosts conversations with creative thinkers, respected leaders and local actors who are at the forefront of human development and who bring diverse perspectives to timely, high-stakes and sometimes controversial issues affecting people around the world.

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