Why the First Olympic Refugee Team May Not Be the Last


Maria Garcia is a professor and the president of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and has deep insight to the future plight of refugees.

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The turmoil in the world today is causing an unpresidented refugee crisis, says Carnegie Fellow Maria Garcia. She strongly believes that the wealthy countries should do more, not just for the sake of the refugees, but for the health of all nations.

"Given that one in 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum, it looks like we may have many more Olympic refugee teams in the future."

Why the first Olympic refugee team may not be the last