When crisis hits it can be nice to know that others are in the same boat, but once that boat is filled to capacity nobody cares for one more. In our micro-village model we do our best to bring small family clusters of 10 to 20 families into housing developments uniquely built with their needs in mind.

Rather than a small number of huge refugee camps, we go for many small villages. In this way we have seen families better able to cope with their new life circumstances in displacement. They are able given autonomy and control of their own environment, which puts them on a better path toward independent living more quickly.

So yeah, when it comes to refugee care—smaller is better.