Refugees and Migrants

Addressing the Global Displacement Crisis
4:00 pm
5:30 pm
Thursday
26
October
2017
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Neil Boothby, EdD.; Craig Spencer, MD, MPH; Hanna-Tina Fischer, MSc , DrPH Candidate; Zahirah McNatt, MHSA, DrPH Candidate
Neil Boothby, Allan Rosenfield Professor of Forced Migration and Health Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center; Craig Spencer, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medica
Seminar
The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
The Program on Forced Migration and Health
Open to the Columbia Community

The world is witnessing higher levels of displacement than ever before. The statistics tell the story. Today, an unprecedented 65 million people--including 21 million refugees--are displaced from their homes. Since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011, 5 million people have fled to nearby Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan. And refugees now spend an average of 10 years away from their countries.

Equally striking as the scale of the crisis are the consequences of an inadequate response. Individual lives hang in the balance; refugees are struggling to rebuild their lives, find jobs, and send their children to school. Developing countries that are hosting the overwhelming majority of refugees--and at the same time trying to meet the needs of their own citizens--are shouldering unsustainable costs. We are seeing global stability and hard-won human rights and development gains threatened.

Faculty, students and staff of the Program on Forced Migration and Health, Department of Population and Family health, are working hard to address some elements of this growing crisis.



Please join the Program on Forced Migration and Health for an afternoon panel on October 26th from 4-5:30pm on how the Mailman School of Public Health is addressing the global forced migration crisis.



Hors 'doeuvres and beverages will be served.

Contact:

Hannah Chandler
916 626 0024