We often hear about the refugees that have fled Syria. But what about those who were left behind? More than 600,000 Syrians live under siege. Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, and Dr. Farida, one of the last OBGYNs in Aleppo, will focus on conditions inside of Syria for the millions who have been internally displaced and whose narratives haven’t been addressed in the media. Join us to discuss the lived realities and humanitarian response inside Syria, as well as areas in which Stanford could intervene to help alleviate the global displacement crisis.
Jan Egeland is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Prior to his current work, he was the Europe Director of Human Rights Watch, served as the executive director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, and was the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, Time magazine named him one of the 100 “people who shape our world.”
Dr. Farida is one of the last OBGYNs in Aleppo. She works with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a nonpolitical, nonprofit medical relief organization that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria and neighboring countries to alleviate suffering and save lives.