European Union External Action

Ambassador Jacek Jankowski's courtesy call on Commissioner for Refugees Abdon Mawere

15/11/2019 - 13:08
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During HE @ JJankowskiEU courtesy call on Commissioner for Refugees Abdon Mawere HE commended Zambia towards its open door policy towards refugees. Ambassador Jankowski appreciated that Zambia is one of the few African countries that has subscribed to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF). The  EU strongly supports the CRRF and the Global Refugee Compact. The 2016 European Commission Communication “Lives in Dignity: from Aid-Dependence to Self-Reliance” puts forward a holistic and development-focused policy framework to address forced displacement situations. Zambia's refugee response is anchored on the development and humanitarian relationship, implying that support not only focuses on meeting humanitarian needs but community development and opportunities for all actors.