On October 14th during Global Diaspora Week 2015 we organized a conference to discuss the question, “How can we sustain the global refugee crisis?”
Refugees have been deprived of their homes, but they must not be deprived of their futures.
-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
There were 59.5 million refugees and displaced people worldwide at the end of 2014 and the number is still growing. The refugee community is one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. Many have experienced horrific torture and trauma. What should the global citizen do to help these refugees integrated back into the general population, when we know they faced several issues, including how to survive on their own without the aid of others? We want develop a strategy to help form a solution. We also hosted a small dinner to continue the discussion.
We believe it is important for refugees to have access to a sustainable lifestyle and integrate into other cultures.
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There is a significant lack of awareness related to these issues within the media. Without increased awareness around the issues facing displaced refugees, acceptance and integration into other cultures will be very difficult or met with resistance. HHSP and the World Bank recognize these concerns and want develop a strategy to create realistic and scalable solutions. We will host world leaders and experts with insight into the refugee community to help form better solutions.
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