The ongoing conflict in Syria has resulted in a large-scale humanitarian crisis with important public health policy implications. An estimated two million Syrians have escaped to neighboring countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. Millions more people remain displaced within Syria’s borders. International inspectors have now entered Syria and have been tasked with the challenge of safely dismantling and destroying chemical weapons. This Forum event, presented in collaboration with PRI’s The World and WGBH, examined the practicalities and decision-making driving the humanitarian response to this unfolding world event.
Part of a larger Harvard series on Syria’s humanitarian crisis. #HarvardonSyria.
Presented in collaboration with PRI’s The World & WGBH
- FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
- Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
- Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
- Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard
- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
- The Human Rights Program
- Harvard Humanitarian Academy
- PRI's The World
- Syria's Red Line: The chemical weapons ban should have been made universal years ago
- Harvard Sussex Program on Chemical and Biological Weapons
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Image Credit: © UNHCR / G.Gubaeva