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What Should the World Do With Refugees?

StoriesAsia speaks to Honey Oberoi Vahali about the psychology of the refugee crisis.

By Avinash Giri, Mansi Bhatia & Nantha Kishore for

According to UNHCR, we are witnessing the highest level of displacement on record. As a result, there are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of them younger than 18 years old. These stateless people are languishing in different parts of the world in search of a normal life. The refugee crisis demands an immediate and human approach from the world community.

StoriesAsia, for The Diplomat, interviewed Dr. Honey Oberoi Vahali, Professor of Psychology at Ambedkar University, New Delhi, psychoanalyst and author of “Lives in Exile: Exploring the Inner World of Tibetan Refugees,” on the ways to respond to this crisis. She also threw light on the psychology of a person in exile from the Tibetan and global perspectives.