Friday December 11, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST
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The Global Migration & Refugee Crisis: Challenges, Lessons & Opportunities 

As of November 2015, close to 800,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach a safe haven in Europe. The EU estimates that as many as 3 million might arrive by the end of 2016. Close to 4,000 have died or gone missing since the beginning of this year. How are we responding to this crisis?

On Friday, December 11, IOM and ICWA will bring together high-level officials, leading experts, NGOs and UN representatives, journalists and members of the refugee and migrant communities to explore the key dimension of the crisis. Our panelists will reflect on the lessons from past crises, debating the most critical challenges of the current response, and examining possible opportunities stemming from the mounting crisis. The Global Migration and Refugee Crisis conference will gauge the options left for the international community to respond to the massive waves of refugees and migrants escaping conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and other regions, in the attempt to reconcile the critical nature of the current events with the developmental potential of migration. A panel of media experts and journalists will also join the conversation to decipher how the coverage of the refugee and migrant crisis has influenced national and international policies.

Click here to view Conference Agenda