Humanitarian Relief in Syria

Elizabeth Dickinson comes back on the show to discuss efforts to raise money and provide humanitarian aid to Syrians. Some of the topics we covered include:

  • Donor conferences hosted by Kuwait
  • UNSC action to allow aid to go to Syria without Assad’s approval
  • Aid organizations being unable to access people in Syria to provide services
  • International NGOs inability to use international staff in Syria
  • The fear of terrorism as a motivating factor driving aid donations
  • Groups trying to plan for the long-term humanitarian challenges in Syria
  • New strategies aid organizations are trying


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