More people than any other time in history have been forced from their homes. Violence and persecution in Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Central America, and beyond have displaced 65 million people around the globe. More than half of recognized refugees are children. The most recently announced U.S. policies have focused on restrictions on global and domestic commitments to refugees. The new administration has attempted to cut refugee admissions in half, from 110,000 a year to 50,000, and continues to expand efforts to block or intercept individuals fleeing violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle. This call will consider what role U.S. funders can play, both within the United States and internationally, in addressing the needs of displaced and vulnerable men, women, and children.
- Becca Heller, Co-Founder and Director, International Refugee Assistance Project
- Katharina Obser, Senior Program Officer, Women's Refugee Commission
- Jen Smyers, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Church World Service
- Rebecca Carson, Immigration Team Manager, Open Society Foundations (moderator)
Registration for this program is now closed.
A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this program possible.