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Refugee Crisis: compassion is not enough

Foreign aid should focus on finding jobs for people in poor countries--and Britain can lead the way

By Paul Collier   December 2015

A man carries his child shortly after arriving with other migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. © DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

Ahead of the general election in May, parliament passed the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act. This enshrined in law the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national…

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