According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), we are witnessing the highest levels of human displacement in history: 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. They flee violence, war, famine, persecution and a host of other horrific conditions. Beyond the human suffering, the consequences of these refugee flows are also strategic, affecting everything from Brexit and the future of the EU, to stability in Southeast Asia, conflict in the Middle East and politics in the United States. Can we turn the tide on the refugee flows, protect people and build better governance, prosperity and security to prevent future migrations? How?
At The Sedona Forum this past weekend, Mrs. Cindy McCain led a discussion addressing these questions alongside Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jacquelline Fuller of Google.org. Watch the video below for the full panel discussion on how the private sector and the federal government can work together on stemming the refugee crisis.