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Online Course: Migration & Refuge

Online Course: Migration & Refuge


Understand um more about the magnitude of the displacement crisis that the world has been facing in recent decades through the VV Migration & Refuge Course.


Want to put what you've learned into practice? subscribe to VV Action Refugees in Ukraine which will take place in July 2022.


    The world is witnessing an unprecedented displacement crisis. The number of people affected by forced displacement (refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons - IPD) worldwide has doubled from 2011 to 2021. These are the highest levels of forced displacement since the end of World War II.


    Precisely because it is a phenomenon of this magnitude, we understand the need to better understand the situation. Consequently, we approach in our classes the concepts  according to legal needs and imperatives, working with practical examples and analysis of migratory flows.


    Understanding the history and concepts of this movement allows volunteers to carry out a more conscious and effective trip/action humanitário .


    • Context of forced displacement in the world

    • Concept de  refugee, internally displaced (IPD), asylum seeker and climate refugee

    • Legal, practical and theoretical understanding of refugee protection: principle of non-refoulement 

    • Migratory routes, their reasons and importance

    • Correlation between conflicts and migration


    Single video recorded that can be watched  at any time.


    Roberta Abdanur:


    Professor e  partner VVolunteer, researcher and humanitarian professional with a master's degree in International Law in Armed Conflict at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. Specialist in International Cooperation and Emergencies and Humanitarian Response from the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale in Milan and with an academic background in International Relations and Communication from the IED in Milan, Italy. Roberta was an academic in the Training Program at the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in New York, and at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva. He has extensive field experience in multiple countries and expertise in humanitarian aid, international humanitarian law, migration and refuge in diverse cultural and political environments in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Europe and the Middle East._cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_


    Alexandre Addor: 


    Alexandre has a degree in International Relations (Bennett) and also studied History (PUC-Rio). He has lived in the United States, Norway, Serbia and Uganda. He did postgraduate studies in Peace Studies at Oslo University/Peace Research Institute of Oslo, two more in Conflict Transformation at FLACSO/University of Massachusetts and at the UNESCO Chair in Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck/Peace & Mind Institute. He holds a Masters in Political Science (Violence and the State) from the University of Belgrade. In addition, he participated in courses and events at Harvard, at the Center for Comparative Conflict, at PUC-Rio/GSUM/Brics Policy Center. He also has experience in the Third Sector and the UN. He was Visiting Researcher at Victoria University – Kampala (Peace Missions) and at the University of Belgrade (Consolidation of Democracies). 

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