Innovation "indispensable" to tackling global refugee crisis

A young Syrian refugee carries his brother across the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Eidomeni, Greece, in June 2015. Photo: UNHCR/A. McConnell

Innovation will be "indispensable" to address the global refugee crisis, the newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees has said.

Filippo Grandi also highlighted the need for political will and solidarity to support the 60 million people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homelands.

Mr Grandi was in New York on Wednesday and sat down with Cristina Silveiro to discuss his priorities for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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