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Kilian Kleinschmidt

Kilian Kleinschmidt worked for 25 years for the United Nations and the UNHCR in various camps and operations worldwide. He was most recently stationed in Zaatari in Jordan, the world's second-largest refugee camp – before leaving to start his own aid consultancy. “I think we have almost reached a dead end almost where humanitarian agencies cannot cope with the crisis. We're doing humanitarian aid as we did 70 years ago after the second world war. Nothing has changed. In the Middle East, we were building camps: storage facilities for people. But the refugees were building a city. These are the cities of tomorrow. The average stay today in a camp is 17 years. That's a generation. Let's look at these places as cities.” Read more here. @KilianK

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