An-Najah Celebrates International Migrants Day
In cooperation with Witness Center for Citizen Rights and Social Development (Shahid Center) and the Refugees Affairs Department (DORA) at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), An-Najah National University, organized an academic conference titled" International Migration Day: Between Migration and Displacement" on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 18th December as International Migrants Day. Since then, it has been celebrated on the 18th December each year.
The purpose of the day is to remember people who have been displaced due to armed conflict, famine and other natural and man-made disasters. Moreover, the celebration of this day aims at highlighting this global problem, raising the level of public awareness among people and governments towards eliminating all forms of discrimination, paving the way to attract migrants to their host countries, ensuring their legitimate rights to live in peace worldwide, and working in accordance with international covenants, treaties and recommendations.
The participants were able to talk about several migration issues. Also, the hardships that many migrants go through when moving to another country have been discussed to the attendees with the aim of raising awareness for this important cause.
The conference included three sessions and covered several topics most important are the reduction of UNRWA's services to Palestinian refugee camps, the role of media in raising and sharing the voices of the Palestinian refugees, migration, displacement and the enduring Palestine refugee crisis.