Date(s) - 26/04/2016 - 27/04/2016
Migration tracks straddle Planet Earth. What has defined the essence of civilisational growth and fall poses in today’s globalised world a baffling humanitarian, political and socio-economic crisis. According to the latest figures collected by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), there are an estimated 232 million international migrants, and 740 million internal migrants in the world. By the end of 2014, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) accounted for 54.95 million persons of concern, including over 14 million refugees. These figures are expected to witness a significant increase in the wake of ongoing conflicts in Syria, and the wider Middle East, as well as climatic change and other pressures felt across the globe.