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Global Refugee Crisis

Worsening conditions, real solutions

This debate was held at Northwestern University in Qatar
February 26, 2019

Introduction

One of the world’s biggest challenges is the refugee crisis: the movement of people fleeing violence, persecution, human rights violations and natural disasters, and their obstacles to resettlement. The number of forcibly displaced people has never been higher, at 68.5 million today, 25 million of whom are refugees crossing international borders, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). More than half of these individuals come from Sudan, Afghanistan and Syria. The crisis is growing. What can we all do about it? How can individuals take action to help solve the issue?

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Global Refugee Crisis

Framing the debate

U.S. journalist and political activist Marc Lamont Hill calls for more welcoming borders and public pushback to concentrated power. British journalist and author Douglas Murray calls for balance between mercy and justice, including justice for host countries accepting refugees. And Muzoon Almellehan, a Syrian refugee, advocates for higher-quality education for refugee children, who make up half of the world’s refugee population.

Intro statements from our speakers:

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Douglas Murray on the Global Refugee Crisis

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Marc Lamont Hill: We’re Asking the Wrong Questions About the Refugee Crisis

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Muzoon Almellehan: Would You Be Able to Live in a Refugee Camp?

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A Top School Providing Refugees With Education

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Exiled on Manus Island: A Message to the World

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Lament for Syria

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It Smells Like Sweet Apples

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Refugees on Manus Island Speak Out

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You Come from a Family of Refugees

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Speaker Spotlight: Douglas Murray

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Speaker Spotlight: Marc Lamont Hill

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Speaker Spotlight: Muzoon Almellehan