International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Syria crisis briefing Jan. 14 - Washington, DC/online

The humanitarian crisis in and around Syria is intensifying as more people are forced to flee their homes in the face of continuing violence. An International Rescue Committee (IRC) delegation visited Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq in late November to discuss the humanitarian crisis with refugees, officials from host and donor governments, representatives of international humanitarian organizations and local nongovernmental agencies; and to get a firsthand look at the work of IRC partners and staff who are directly involved in providing assistance to the refugees and to Syrians trapped inside the country. 

Hear from them in a briefing in Washington, DC on Monday, January 14. The event will also be streamed live online at

A Bleak Winter: Providing Needed Aid to Those Fleeing Conflict in Syria

Mort Abramowitz
Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation; Former US Ambassador to Turkey; 
and Overseer, International Rescue Committee

George Rupp
President and Chief Executive Officer, International Rescue Committee 

Fadi Al Khankan
Chair of the Humanitarian Aid Committee, Syrian Expatriates Organization

Moderated by:
Kathleen Newland
Migration Policy Institute and Overseer, International Rescue Committee

Monday, January 14, 2013
9:30 to 11:00 AM
(with continental breakfast available at 9:00 AM)

MPI Conference Room
1400 16th Street NW
Suite 300 (Third Floor)
Washington, DC 20036
Learn more and register for the Washington event.  Check back here for details on how to access the event online. Watch the briefing live online at

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