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Protection in the Global South: The situation in first destination countries

Although the situation of refugees on their way to and in Europe has dominated media headlines for years, the vast majority of refugees remain in states of the Global South. This session explores the role of first-destination host countries in providing protection and offering perspectives to those who have managed to flee from hardship in their home states as well as those who do not have any means to leave their places of birth in search of a better life.

The discussion centers on the challenges for host countries to provide adequate conditions and/or long-term integration perspectives for refugees specifically in protracted refugee situations. We look forward to have three experts who will present the situation in the global south:

Dulo Nyaoro from Moy University in Kenia
Dr. Ranabir Samaddar, Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group, India
Dr. Oroub El-Abed, Centre for Lebanese Studies

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In cooperation with the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict IFHV and medico international we realize a series of lectures during the winter semester 2021/2022 in English under the title “70 years of Geneva Convention – a reason to celebrate?”

We would like to thank Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for funding this project.

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