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The world is facing the largest displacement crisis since WWII as a number of humanitarian emergencies rage on. Grant Gordon and Ravi Gurumurthy from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have in-depth conversations with leading humanitarians, foreign policymakers, and innovators to understand how they think about, and tackle these global crises. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Displaced Vox Media

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    • 4.1 • 249 Ratings

The world is facing the largest displacement crisis since WWII as a number of humanitarian emergencies rage on. Grant Gordon and Ravi Gurumurthy from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have in-depth conversations with leading humanitarians, foreign policymakers, and innovators to understand how they think about, and tackle these global crises. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    What it Takes to Succeed After Displacement

    What it Takes to Succeed After Displacement

    In 1942, nine year-old Krishnan Gurumurthy fled to India from Burma with his family. It was just after the Japanese invasion, and they had just missed the final ferries out of Rangoon. So his family travelled by a treacherous land route -- a 1,500 mile journey that took over 42 days.
    Years later, Krishnan moved from India to the U.K., worked as a radiologist, and had a three kids: Krishnan, Geeta, and Ravi. Today, Ravi interviews his father about his journey from Burma to India and how his experience of displacement shaped the rest of his life.
    Displaced is a production by the International Rescue Committee and Vox Media. You can read more about this episode in our show notes.
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    • 38 min
    Complicating Narratives with Documentary Photographer Glenna Gordon

    Complicating Narratives with Documentary Photographer Glenna Gordon

    Glenna Gordon is a documentary photographer and photojournalist. She's been commissioned by the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other outlets. She’s photographed a range of subjects, from Muslim women writing romance novels in Boko Haram territory in Northern Nigeria to the American women of the alt-right. 
    She’s also Grant Gordon’s older sister. This week, Grant interviews Glenna about her work in Nigeria, her current project documenting the alt-right, and the danger of a single narrative.
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    • 44 min
    Climate Change: Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson on Climate Justice

    Climate Change: Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson on Climate Justice

    The cruel irony of climate change is that it disproportionately impacts those who have contributed least to global warming—the world’s poorest and most marginalized groups.
    For Mary Robinson—former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation–Climate Justice, and the former, first female President of Ireland—rectifying these injustices is an essential part of the international effort to address climate change. This week, Ravi and Mary Robinson discuss the links between climate change-related displacement, human rights, and global equality.
    Displaced is a production by the International Rescue Committee and Vox Media. You can read more about this episode in our show notes.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Climate Change: How Local Communities Can Build Resilience to Climate Change

    Climate Change: How Local Communities Can Build Resilience to Climate Change

    Although cross-border displacement affects local communities, international efforts to address it typically take place at the highest levels. How can affected communities make their voices heard in these intergovernmental negotiations?
    This week, Ravi and Grant sit down with Walter Kaelin, Envoy of the Chair at the Platform on Disaster Displacement and former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons. Kaelin has been at the forefront of these intergovernmental processes, and he discusses how they've sometimes generated solutions - and sometimes been detached from them.
    Displaced is a production by the International Rescue Committee and Vox Media. You can read more about this episode in our show notes.
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    • 36 min
    Climate Change: How Global Warming Exacerbates Conflict

    Climate Change: How Global Warming Exacerbates Conflict

    As climate change causes rapid and large-scale migration, countries already facing environmental challenges become increasingly vulnerable to instability and humanitarian crisis. Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center and former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security, describes climate change as a threat multiplier. This week she joins Grant and Ravi to discuss how climate change is linked to conflicts happening now, and what it might lead to in the future.
    Displaced is a production by the International Rescue Committee and Vox Media. You can read more about this episode in our show notes.
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    • 40 min
    Climate Change Displacement is Happening Now

    Climate Change Displacement is Happening Now

    An estimated 26 million people a year were internally displaced by disasters and hazards between 2008 and 2015. These numbers will just get worse as climate change exacerbates the effects of natural disasters, increasing both internal and cross-border displacement.
    That is why we are releasing a series of episodes this season focusing on climate change. This week we kick off our series with Jane McAdam, Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales. McAdam explains why people displaced by climate change don’t have refugee status — and how we can use existing legal frameworks to ensure their protection.
    Displaced is a production by the International Rescue Committee and Vox Media. You can read more about this episode in our show notes.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

Dianaelisabeth ,

Best podcast on forced migration

This podcast is fabulously full of information and critical analysis of our global framework of responsibilities, human rights, and the factors that sustain ongoing mass atrocities in our world today. I learn something incredible every single time I listen. I am so thankful for both the hosts insights and personal stories that intersect these topics. The way they contrast on-the-ground experience with the historical or present political situation helps the listener better understand and think about the global refugee context we are encountered with today. THANK YOU.

gracem926 ,

Informative and Interesting

Great podcast for understanding the humanitarian sector.

siwar_q ,

A wonderful podcast with great coverage

My favorite podcast. So eye opening and thorough. The guests always have unique perspectives on key and crucial issues the world faces today in a manner that is easy to follow and break down.

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