Refugees and Migrants amid the Global Pandemic. Gendered Vulnerabilities in the Middle East

Thursday 14 May 2020 16h00 à 17h00
En ligne / Online
Organized bySciences Po (Presage & CERI)

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A Webinar with

  • Salah Barznjy, Iraq Country Director, Heartland Alliance Inc.
  • Robin Fleming, Researcher, Rojava Information Center (RIC) in Syria
  • Jan Ilhan Kizilhan, Psychologist, founding Dean of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychotraumatology, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region.

Chair: Nazand Begikhani, Vincent Wright Chair, Visiting Professor at Sciences Po CERI-Presage.

Moderation: Hélène Thiollet, CNRS Researcher at Sciences Po CERI and Michelle Reddy, Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at CERI-Sciences Po.

In the last few weeks, the Coronavirus Covid-19 has created an unprecedented situation with, on one side, serious fears of contamination and, on the other, a great level of uncertainty.

While countries around the world have taken measures to limit the spread of the virus, many vulnerable people, including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP) who live in camps, remain especially prone to the danger of a severe outbreak. If this happens, it will impact the whole local population. Given historical structural inequalities, women inside these communities remain particularly vulnerable.

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© Giannis Papanikos (Shutterstock) –“A Kurdish refugee woman from Kobani stands on a hill which overlooks Kobani, Syria, near the Turkish town of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border.”