Refugees and Migrants amid the Global Pandemic

Refugees and Migrants amid the Global Pandemic

Gendered Vulnerabilities in the Middle East
Join the Webinar on May 14, 2020
  • A Kurdish refugee woman stands on a hill ©Giannis Papanikos (Shutterstock)A Kurdish refugee woman stands on a hill ©Giannis Papanikos (Shutterstock)

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.

A Webinar on Gendered Vulnerabilities

On Thursday May 14, 2020, Sciences Po's Gender Studies Programme (PRESAGE) and Sciences Po's Center for International Studies (CERI) co-organise a Webinar to exchange ideas on the needs and requirements of refugees and internally displaced persons in the camps. With:

  • Salah Barznjy, Country Director, Heartland Alliance-Iraq
  • Robin Fleming, Researcher, Rojava Information Center (RIC) in Syria
  • Jan Ilhan Kizilhan, Psychologist, founding Dean of the Institute for 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 CERI-Sciences Po and Michelle Reddy, Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at CERI-Sciences Po.

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