Refugees & the regional & global response to forced migration

Refugees & the regional & global response to forced migration

12 May 2022

This is a panel discussion about refugees and the regional and global response to forced migration moderated by Khaled Janahi, Chairman of Vision 3 and Co-Founder and Trustee of the Maryam Forum Foundation. Among the speakers were three inspiring figures and activists in the domain of refugees and human rights: Fadumo Dayib, a Somalian Politician, Refugee and Social Justice Advocate; Arwa Damon, CNN’s Senior International Correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey and founder of INARA, the International Network for Aid, Relief and Assistance; and Khalid Koser, the Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. Each of the panelists brought his and her unique insight and personal experience to the discussion. They referred to the current situation in Ukraine as an inevitable starting point and moved forward to place it in a global context where many burning questions can be asked. They reflected on the disparity of response expressed by host countries facing incoming waves of refugees on both social and political levels. They also highlighted that this disparity is not always forwarded by the west when Middle Eastern and North African refugees are in question, but can also be witnessed in eastern countries, who in theory are expected to be more hospitable, since sharing common backgrounds, religion, ethnicity …

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