Displacement, Resettlement, and Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis | UNA Greater Seattle Chapter

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Displacement, Resettlement, and Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis

April 11th, 2016 by unaseattle

Join us for this fascinating panel discussion on April 20, 2016 (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm) at Antioch University Campus.

Displacement, Resettlement, and Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis

According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), worldwide displacement is at the highest level ever recorded. This crisis has had an unprecedented impact on Europe. As many as 1 million people from Africa, the Middle East and Asia will seek refuge in Europe in 2016. Evolving practices for aiding and resettling refugees are being shaped as much by discourses around human rights and humanitarian responsibilities as by concerns over domestic security, stretching social services, and maintaining cultural identities.

Join The World Affairs Council in partnership with the United Nations Association of Seattle on April 20th for a panel discussion featuring 7 International Visitors working in refugee aid and resettlement in countries across Europe. Our International Visitors include representatives from the Hungarian and Russian Red Cross, The Ministry of Justice in Sweden, The Ministry of Interior in Slovakia, and the UNHCR. These visitors are invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Dr. Arzoo Onsaloo, former immigration and asylum/refugee attorney and Associate Professor at the University of Washington’s Law, Societies, and Justice Program, will moderate.

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