Out of the ‘mouth of a shark’: a humanitarian perspective on migration and displacement

“In the words of British Somali poet Warsan Shire, “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” With tens of millions of vulnerable migrants and those forcibly displaced, a humanitarian perspective is crucial. How can we better protect and assist migrants, refugees and internally displaced? What are the main humanitarian concerns around migration and displacement, within borders and along routes? And how can we address these issues from a humanitarian perspective?

Join us as we tackle these questions in conversation with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Ahmad Al-Rashid, a forced migration researcher from Syria, and Melanie Kolbe, Assistant Professor in International Relations and Political Science at The Graduate Institute, Geneva (as moderator).

Organised with the International Committee of the Red Cross, as part of the ICRC’s 2018 Global Research and Debate Cycle on Migration and Displacement.”


Graduate Institute Geneva


The discussion was live-stramed. You can watch the event via the link below:

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