Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis
Across the Middle East, in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and South and Southeast Asia, an extraordinary human migration is underway.
More than 65 million people are now on the move, seeking food, safety, and better lives for themselves and their families. They are fleeing for a variety of reasons: wars, ethnic and religious conflicts, corruption and crime, and the devastating consequences of climate change. The post–World War II international framework—created to meet what was then an unprecedented flow of humanity across borders—is now facing its severest crisis.
The 2017 Camden Conference—“Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis” —will feature lively discussions with speakers chosen for their firsthand knowledge and strong views on migrant and refugee issues.
The conference takes place February 17-19 in Camden, Maine.
Internews President & CEO Jeanne Bourgault will be the conference moderator and will be speaking Friday evening and providing the opening remarks on Saturday morning.