Tue, 17 May 2016
Today, one out of every 120 people in the world is displaced from their homes. Once of the areas where the global refugee crisis is most acute is the Middle East, where the Syrian conflict has grown to become the center of a global humanitarian crisis, overwhelming many of its neighbors in the Middle East, as well as several countries in Europe. There are nearly five million refugees who have been directly affected by violence within Syria, three quarters of whom are women and children. How are individuals and organizations from the public, private and philanthropic sectors are working to provide both short- and long-term support for refugees?
Antony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, United States Department of State
Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace
Jane Wales, CEO, World Affairs Council and Global Philanthropy Forum