#AcrossBorders: The conversation continues

By Naomi Mihara, Helen Morgan, Richard Jones 29 March 2016

#AcrossBorders: Exploring human migration and the journey to a secure future.

#AcrossBorders launched against the backdrop of a refugee crisis and a desperate situation for more than 60 million people displaced around the world.

Over the past month, we’ve explored the issues surrounding global migration and identified a series of best practices for effective interventions — now and in the future.

In the above video we revisit some of the most important discussions from our expert interviews for each week of our #AcrossBorders journey. These include calls to action, including the need to tackle the root causes of migration, how the international community should respond to the refugee “crisis” in Europe, and why effective resettlement programs and the creation of sustainable livelihoods is so important on the road ahead.

The effectiveness and impact of the international response is under the spotlight, and the path to a stable future remains a work in progress.

How do we get there? The conversation continues at #AcrossBorders.

Across Borders is a monthlong online conversation hosted by Devex and partners — World Vision, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, the U.S. nonprofit partner of the International Organization for Migration and United Nations Volunteers — to analyze and amplify the discussion on global migration and current refugee crises through the lens of global security, development cooperation and humanitarian aid work, and more. Visit the campaign site and join the conversation on social media tagging @devex and #AcrossBorders.

About the authors

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Naomi Mihara

Naomi Mihara is a video journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.


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Helen Morgan

Helen Morgan is an editorial associate at Devex. She has a background in human rights, radio and journalism, and has written for a variety of international publications while living and working in Buenos Aires, New York and Shanghai. She is now based in Barcelona and supports editorial content on campaigns and media partnerships at Devex. She is currently studying a master's degree in contemporary migration.


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Richard Jones@richard_devex

Richard oversees editorial content for campaigns and media partnerships at Devex. Previously an associate editor, he covered the full spectrum of development aid in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, supervising a team of correspondents and writers, penning articles and conducting high-level video interviews at events across the EMEA region. Currently based in Barcelona, Richard brings to bear 12 years of experience as an editor in institutional communications, public affairs and international development. His development experience includes stints in the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Ecuador.


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