Next week at Sana’a University, the 1st International Conference on “Migration and Asylum in the Arab Region: Reality, Challenges and Solutions” will be launched with local and Arab participations.
The conference, hosted by Sana’a University, through the University’s Migration and Refugee Studies Center in collaboration with the Arab Association for Educational Administration and international organizations, aims to shed light on the volume of migrants, refugees, stateless people and displaced persons in Arab countries.
The conference, which will be held in both ‘in-presence and virtual’ modes, intends to analyze the official policies and legislation related to migration and asylum in the region, identify the efforts of governments in providing educational opportunities for migrants and refugees, and diagnose the impacts of migration and asylum on the host Arab countries and the region as a whole.
In two days, the conference will discuss 47 research papers submitted by 61 researchers from 11 countries. It includes 11 themes distributed as follows:
“Policies and Legislation; Rights and Duties; Causes and Effects of Migration, Asylum and Displacement on Countries; Impacts of Global Epidemics, Wars and Crises on them, Ways of Integrating them into Host Societies; Challenges Facing Governments, Local and International Agencies and Organizations towards these Groups; and Proposed Solutions and Remedies.”
The conference also addresses scientific and practical initiatives and visions which aim at encouraging Arab governments to deal positively and humanely with the issues of migrants and refugees and motivating local and international organizations to provide adequate support to these groups.