On 20th September 2016, and despite a ceasefire that came into effect on 12th September, a UN aid convoy in Aleppo, Northern Syria, was attacked killing at least 20 people and destroying 18 trucks. After five years of conflict, and escalating tensions between Russia and western countries led by the U.S., this roundtable discussion brings together academics, aid workers, policy-makers and activists to reflect on the recent attacks in Syria and debate what can be done next.
Introduction: Bertrand Taithe, HCRI Executive Director
Chair/ Discussant: Amaf Yousef, Research Associate, HCRI
Rony Brauman: HCRI Director and MSF Director of Research, former President of Médecins Sans Frontières (1982 -1994) who has worked in the field of international medical assistance since 1977.
Rana Khalaf: Independent Research Consultant with over 12 years of professional and volunteer work experience connected with Syria; recently completed her Academy Senior Fellowship with the Middle East and North Africa Program at Chatham House. Her work focuses on civil society, activism and governance.
Fakhri Mansour: HCRI postgraduate student, formerly part of the UN humanitarian access team which designs and coordinates humanitarian convoys in Syria, including the one which was attacked in western Aleppo..
Yasmine Nahlawi: Rethink Rebuild Society, Syrian Advocacy and Policy Coordinator, including research, political analysis and advocacy strategies to influence policy and practice.
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