The Immigration Debate Takes a World Stage at Davos

Here's what six millennial co-chairs are saying at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
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Six millennial co-chairs delivered powerful message on the first day at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 in Davos, Switzerland.

Among them was Mohammed Hassan Mohamud. 

Mohamud, 28, a Somalian refugee who has been living in Kenya for past two decades said, "We're human beings and refugees are real people." 

"Get a chance to know us. We're not that different from you. It can happen to anyone," he added.

Another co-chair, Basima Abdulrahman, 31, from Iraq, implied that her country is on the brink of new era and is on the verge of rebuilding.

"[A] Hundred billion dollars is the estimated budget to rebuild Iraq," she said. "My mission is to make sure that we invest and build sustainably and green."

Abdulrahman is the founder of Kesk, one of the country's first sustainable architecture consultancies.

To know more about what other millennials had to say, watch the video above.

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