Summary of From Fear to Solidarity: The Difficulty in Shifting Public Narratives about Refugees

This report looks at different narratives that tend to emerge in communities welcoming forced migrants by looking at a variety of geographic, socioeconomic, and historical contexts, and at how these narratives may vary in response to different crises or triggers. Public narratives on forced migration are often pulled to the extremes: either depicting refugees and asylum seekers as heroes and exceptional contributors or as security threats and opportunists. In reality, people can hold multiple, competing beliefs.

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