Impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Human Displacement

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As of March 21, 2022, media reports indicate that 10 million Ukrainians have been displaced internally, representing one-quarter of the entire population, with 3.5 million fleeing the country. These new refugees join the 83 million people worldwide forcibly displaced according to the 2020 figures published by the UNHCR. European and North American governments and populations, in particular, have responded swiftly by opening borders, reducing immigration barriers, and providing financial and logistical support, and humanitarian assistance, helping many Ukrainian refugees settle temporarily in other countries.

The Victoria Forum is organizing this webinar to examine the impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on human displacement worldwide. A distinguished panel will explore the following questions:

  • What are the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on human displacement in Europe?
  • What explains the different western world’s reaction to the Ukrainian refugee crisis in contrast to previous crises?
  • What are our individual and collective responsibilities in supporting human displacements and bridging divides?

April 21, 2022

9 am – 10 am PST
(4 pm – 5 pm GMT)

In partnership with the Centre for Global Studies and the Canadian International Council

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