HIAS Heads to Geneva to Talk International Refugee Protections

By Gabe Cahn, HIAS.org

According to the latest estimates, a total of 68.5 million people are now displaced from their homes, including 25.4 million registered refugees, 3.1 million asylum seekers, and 40 million people internally displaced in their own countries.

Every year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, holds consultations in Geneva, Switzerland, with a consortium of global non-governmental organizations, including HIAS, to share the most up to date thinking and effective methods for protecting these populations.

This year’s Consultations, which took place from June 27 through June 29, were centered around the theme, “Putting People First.”  

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