Sector Event: Strangers in a strange land: Migrants and disasters in the US

Thursday, December 14, 2023 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Virtual Meeting
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Presented by Center for Disaster Philanthropy

More than 45 million people living in the United States were born outside its borders. In fact, the U.S. has a higher number of immigrants than any other country. In 2020, due to closed borders and other COVID-19 restrictions, slightly more than 400,000 people crossed a U.S. border to claim asylum. In the 2022 and 2023 fiscal years, that number exceeded 2 million people, many of them unaccompanied minors or families.

In our $1 trillion food and agricultural industry, 73% of workers are immigrants, and about 4% are undocumented migrants. The number of undocumented workers rises to between 50% and 75% in California.

During this webinar, panelists will explore issues connected to migrants and disasters. Why do people leave their original country to come to the U.S.? Is there a need for a climate refugee status for asylum seekers? What happens when migrants arrive in the U.S.? What happens to migrant workers during and after disasters?

At the end of the webinar, grantmakers will:

  • Improve their understanding of the refugee, migrant and asylum seeker pipeline.
  • Increase awareness of funding opportunities in sending and receiving communities.
  • Learn how disasters differentially impact migrant workers.

While primarily aimed at funders, it may also interest emergency managers, government staff, academics, disaster responders and nongovernmental organization staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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