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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x122 Yasin Kakande: What's missing in the global debate over refugees
TV-PG

  • 2018-04-16T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

In the ongoing debate over refugees, we hear from everyone — from politicians who pledge border controls to citizens who fear they'll lose their jobs — everyone, that is, except migrants themselves. Why are they coming? Journalist and TED Fellow Yasin Kakande explains what compelled him and many others to flee their homelands, urging a more open discussion and a new perspective. Because humanity's story, he reminds us, is a story of migration: "There are no restrictions that could ever be so rigorous to stop the wave of migration that has determined our human history," he says.

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