10:15 am EDT - 11:15 am EDT

Past Event

From Homs to Hamburg: Refugee movements from Syria to Europe and beyond

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

10:15 am - 11:15 am EDT

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

As the Syrian civil war enters its sixth year, the associated massive flow of refugees into neighboring countries and onward into Europe continues to overwhelm the international refugee system. As the UNHCR prepares to host a ministerial-level meeting on mechanisms for admitting refugees, the international community urgently needs to coordinate assistance to major host countries, as well as generate creative options for legal channels of migration.

On Tuesday March 15, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to discuss recent developments in the refugee crisis and ways for the international community to equitably share responsibilities in addressing the crisis. Bruce Jones, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, provided introductory remarks, and Robert McKenzie, visiting fellow for the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, moderated the conversation.

This event is the latest in a series of Brookings events focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis and the U.S. and international community’s responses to it.