Refugee Flight & Resettlement Panel Event

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Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a free panel discussion at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library Lecture Hall that will address the pressing issues of refugee resettlement in the U.S. and around the world.

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Carnegie Library (Main) - Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

At a time where there are more displaced people in the world than there have been since World War II, the resettlement burden falls most heavily on the nations immediately surrounding the worst war zones on the planet. That has meant that the wealthiest nations have taken in far fewer people than countries with a fraction of the resources.

Too often, the conversation around refugee issues is reduced to overly simplistic, dehumanizing rhetoric. But what resettlement actually means—the logistics, the duration of the process, the struggles of those who are resettled—gets lost.

To discuss the realities and challenges of resettlement, Kheir Mugwaneza, the director of refugee resettlement for Pittsburgh’s Northern Area Multi Service Agency joins MSF-USA executive director Jason Cone, and Sue Johnston, a veteran MSF aid worker who worked with displaced people in the field and resettled refugees in the US. They will discuss the connections between MSF’s work in field and the people who’ve been resettled in the Pittsburgh area, issues mirrored in other communities throughout the US.

A Q&A will follow the discussion.

NOTE: Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early. If you have not checked-in prior to five minutes before the start of the panel, your reservation is no longer guaranteed.
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By: Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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