Co-authored by Bryn Boyce, IRC Jordan Deputy Director of Programs

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As the Syrian crisis enters its seventh year, millions continue to live in a state of long-term displacement. The economic and social consequences have been profound and will persist for years to come. While the international community and the government of Jordan have focused significant resources toward responding to this crisis, millions still struggle to meet basic needs, find employment, and stay healthy. In the aid community, we find ourselves playing a dual-role. While we continue to provide direct support for emergency and gap-filling needs, we are more and more challenged to address the long-term challenges arising from prolonged displacement. …

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Austin Riggs

Co-founder and Director of the Airbel Center, a design and innovation lab at the International Rescue Committee

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