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.
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
Date and Location:
October 13, 2022
Nayla Rush Statement
Kristof Gyorgy Veres