Published on Oct 7, 2015
Staggering numbers of refugees and migrants are flooding into Europe, fleeing war and political instability and seeking safe haven and economic opportunity. They are risking their lives on perilous journeys into an uncertain future. Who are the refugees and migrants, and what forces are driving them from their homes? What will it take to meet their urgent and immediate needs for food and shelter, and what will be the long-term economic impact of the migration on the cities and countries where the displaced ultimately settle? To understand this crisis, and accompanying public health challenges, this Forum brought together experts in human rights, international relations, and humanitarian response.
Presented October 6, 2015 in collaboration with PRI’s The World & WGBH.
Watch the entire series from The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at www.ForumHSPH.org.