Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine: Impact and Solutions

Monday, April 20, 2015
6:00pm - 7:45pm
501B IAB (420 W 118th St.)

Please join us for a panel discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ukraine.

The devastating humanitarian crisis in the middle of Europe, eastern Ukraine, has currently displaced nearly 2 million people, including 1.2 million internally displaced people and 775,250 refugees in neighboring countries. What is the extent of the crisis? How can we come together to alleviate the suffering of the millions of displaced people in Ukraine? What is the role of the UN and European Union in trying to end this humanitarian disaster?

Panelists: 

Jesus Diaz Carazo, First Secretary of Humanitarian Affairs at the EU delegation to the UN.

Udo Janz, Director, UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency). 

Dragan Markovich, Emergency Officer at UNICEF, overlooks UNICEF Ukraine's response to the issues on the ground.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute, the Columbia Human Right Graduate Group, SIPA Human Rights Working Group, Ukrainian Students Society at Columbia, the Ukrainian Studies Program at Columbia, NGO Razom, and the NGO EU Association.

Reception to follow.