The audience heard from experts on the global refugee crisis
At Congregation Beth Shalom
April 23, 2019
The plight of refugees is a major global crisis. One person was displaced every two seconds in the past year. The vast majority of the countries hosting refugees are among the world’s least developed. Refugee status is rarely temporary. More than half the refugees around the globe are under the age of 18, even though children make up 31 percent of the world’s population.This evening brought together a refugee and resettlement expert, medical workers who work in refugee camps, and an engaged audience. Presentations covered the refugee crises and recent accounts of the refugee camps in Lesbos, Greece and the Mexican Border. Audience members engaged in round-table discussions of the refugee crises and potential actions.
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NOTE: This compelling program and thoughtful format has been adopted within Australia as the model to address the Australian refugee crisis.