Panel: The Ukraine War and Its Impacts on Migration

New waves from disruptions in energy imports and food exports?

By CIS on September 29, 2022


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A series of recent missile strikes by Russia against Ukrainian cities, including Lviv, the western city that has been housing a large number of the internally displaced Ukrainians, has increased the likelihood of a new wave of Ukrainians. But other factors - including potential energy disruptions in Ukraine this winter and in food and fertilizer exports leading to famine in Africa - are also expected to impact the number of migrants from Ukraine and Africa.

These and other issues were addressed in a panel discussion, sponsored jointly by the Center for Immigration Studies and the Hungarian Migration Research Institute, on Thursday, October 13 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Experts from the United States and Europe examined the refugee and internally displaced person (IDP) challenges produced by the war and faced by Ukraine, Europe, Africa, and the United States.

Attendees heard from researchers who have recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Ukraine about internal displacement and the energy situation as winter approaches, and heard how Ukrainians are coming to the U.S. now, and what we might expect in the future.

Date: October 13, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington, D.C.


  • Nayla Rush, Senior Researcher, Center for Immigration Studies
  • Viktor Marsai, Director, Migration Research Institute
  • Kristof Gyorgy Veres, Andrássy National Security Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies
  • Monika Palotai, Visiting Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Mark Krikorian, Moderator, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies