september 13–17, 2017

Refugee Crises: The Humanitarian Toll

Jan Schroth

International Organization for Migration

Mr. Schroth has worked on numerous projects focused on labor migration, integration, return migration or migration and development since 2004. He has frontline experiences of the largest wave of human displacement since World War II, that has been unfolding for the past decade. The refugee and migrant crises are fueled by conflicts and violence, poverty, lack of employment opportunities, climate change, and demographic changes, such as the growing number of children living in extreme poverty. Today 1.5 billion people are living in a state of near permanent conflict or in zones of economic and social breakdown – the tide of refugees pouring into Europe from the Middle East is one aspect of this crisis.  Mr. Schroth discussed the root causes of large-scale movements of migrants, and reported on efforts to manage migration for the benefit of all, pointing out that the key work of the International Organization for Immigration is to facilitate integration and the safe and successful repatriation of refugees.

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september 13–17, 2017

Refugee Crises: The Humanitarian Toll

Jan Schroth

International Organization for Migration

Mr. Schroth has worked on numerous projects focused on labor migration, integration, return migration or migration and development since 2004. He has frontline experiences of the largest wave of human displacement since World War II, that has been unfolding for the past decade. The refugee and migrant crises are fueled by conflicts and violence, poverty, lack of employment opportunities, climate change, and demographic changes, such as the growing number of children living in extreme poverty. Today 1.5 billion people are living in a state of near permanent conflict or in zones of economic and social breakdown – the tide of refugees pouring into Europe from the Middle East is one aspect of this crisis.  Mr. Schroth discussed the root causes of large-scale movements of migrants, and reported on efforts to manage migration for the benefit of all, pointing out that the key work of the International Organization for Immigration is to facilitate integration and the safe and successful repatriation of refugees.

september 13–17, 2017

Refugee Crises: The Humanitarian Toll

Jan Schroth

International Organization for Migration

Mr. Schroth has worked on numerous projects focused on labor migration, integration, return migration or migration and development since 2004. He has frontline experiences of the largest wave of human displacement since World War II, that has been unfolding for the past decade. The refugee and migrant crises are fueled by conflicts and violence, poverty, lack of employment opportunities, climate change, and demographic changes, such as the growing number of children living in extreme poverty. Today 1.5 billion people are living in a state of near permanent conflict or in zones of economic and social breakdown – the tide of refugees pouring into Europe from the Middle East is one aspect of this crisis.  Mr. Schroth discussed the root causes of large-scale movements of migrants, and reported on efforts to manage migration for the benefit of all, pointing out that the key work of the International Organization for Immigration is to facilitate integration and the safe and successful repatriation of refugees.