Syrian Refugees: Humanitarian and Security Perspectives

Policy Circle Briefing Series

A Syrian refugee carries his son through a rainstorm at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni, November 27, 2015

Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters


February 25, 2016


5:30 p.m. – Reception
6:30 p.m. – Program


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Santa Monica, CA


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The conflict in Syria has created the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Of the more than 4.5 million Syrian refugees that have been registered by the United Nations, almost 40 percent are under the age of 12. Many are living in extreme poverty with little or no access to health care and education.

The United States and other Western countries have vowed to admit increasing numbers of refugees, but terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Paris, Cologne, and Jakarta are fueling the anxiety of communities throughout the world. Join us for a discussion about what countries are doing to help abate the humanitarian crisis and ongoing efforts to counter the terrorist threat.

Nancy A. Aossey

Nancy A. Aossey

President and CEO, International Medical Corps

Ben Connable

Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

Shelly Culbertson

Shelly Culbertson

Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

Dalia Dassa Kaye

Dalia Dassa Kaye (Moderator)

Director, RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy

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