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National Press Club – NEWSMAKER: Media Briefing on Humanitarian Aid Groups to Call for Sustained, Unfettered Access to Syria

March 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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NEWSMAKER: Media Briefing on Humanitarian Aid Groups to Call for Sustained, Unfettered Access to Syria

Leaders of Mercy Corps, Oxfam America and the Syrian American Medical Society to Address World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis in a Generation at March 3 Newsmaker

The chief executives of leading responders to the five-year Syrian humanitarian crisis will discuss the situation in Syria at a National Press Club Newsmaker, 10 a.m., March 3 in the club’s Bloomberg Room. The topics they will address include: the lack of sustained and safe humanitarian access for relief workers and supplies; the needs of an exponentially growing refugee population; and the necessary steps required to re-orient international aid once a ceasefire is reached. Panelists include:

  • Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Corps
  • Raymond Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
  • Zaher Sahloul, Past President and Senior Advisor, Syrian American Medical Society

Battlefields close to Syria’s civilian population have hampered aid groups. Some United Nations convoys succeed in reaching trapped civilians, however food and medicine are in short supply for millions touched by Syria’s civil war.

Venue

The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, Murrow Room - 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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