MEDIA ALERT: International Red Cross discusses Syrian crisis at ANU

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 — Media are invited to hear about the humanitarian crisis in Syria from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at The Australian National University (ANU) on Wednesday 1 November at 5.00pm.

Middle East expert and ANU Adjunct Professor Bob Bowker, a former Australian Ambassador to Egypt and Syria, will discuss the crisis with Pawel Krzysiek from the ICRC in Syria, who says Syria’s is the one of the world’s most complex humanitarian situations.

“The needs of the population inside Syria are overwhelming, but gaining access to them remains a huge challenge for humanitarian workers,” Mr Krzysiek said.

Mr Krzysiek has previously worked on ICRC missions in South Sudan and Iraq and for UN agencies in Syria and Burundi.

He is responsible for ICRC's media, social media and public outreach strategy in Syria to raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis and to assist people in need to access services. 

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WHAT:  In Conversation: Bob Bowker, ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic studies and Pavel Krzysiek, ICRC.  

WHERE: Sir Roland Wilson Building Conference Room. Building 120, McCoy Circuit. ANU

WHEN: Wednesday 1 November. 5.00pm – 6.30pm.

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