"The Afghan Refugees and Displaced People Teach-Out," featuring Michelle Bellino, is now available on Coursera.
Following the removal of American troops from Afghanistan, there has been a surge of Afghans trying to escape amid the country’s turmoil. Professor Michelle Bellino discusses the implications of the evacuation of Afghan nationals and how to support displaced people in "Afghan Refugees and Displaced People Teach-Out," now available on Coursera.
From food insecurity, economic concerns, health and safety hazards, mental health impacts and more, it is apparent that the people of Afghanistan are facing a range of issues. Given that the resettlement of displaced peoples into new communities is an ongoing need, with currently nearly 26 million refugees worldwide, this arising situation raises questions and invites conversation about how to best support these new refugees—and displaced peoples globally.
Learners who attend the teach-out will explore the short and longer-term implications of the multi-nation evacuation of Afghan nationals to other countries as well as ways to raise awareness about what’s happening in Afghanistan and help displaced people or refugees in their own communities.