CISD: Refugee Crisis: Perceptions, Realities & Solutions Mon, 2016-01-18 12:00

The crisis facing refugees is entering its worst phase yet. Hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes in search of a better life for them and their families.

The SOAS Students Union, MENA and Ahlulbayt Islamic Societies bring to you this exclusive insight dissecting the perceptions, realities and solutions on the issue with talks by academics, organisations and volunteers including,

Benjamin Ward – Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia Division

Natalie Bennet – Leader of the Green Party

Josephine Liebl – Oxfam UK policy and advocacy advisor on humanitarian crisis and conflicts in Africa

Dr. Tahir Zaman – Visiting research fellow at the centre for research on migration, refugees & belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London and a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS

Abdi-aziz Suleiman – Ex- President of Sheffield students union and NUS NEC, currently campaigning for Universities to do more for refugees.

Hiba Al-Hijazi – SOAS Alumni and helped set up ‘Move For Humanity’ and is a Alaraby TV creative coordinator

Mehdi Al-Katib – SOAS Alumni and who recenty travelled to Kos in Greece to volunteer at the Refugee camps

Kareem Dennis – Volunteer with London2Calais

This event is supported by SOAS Yemen, Kurdish, Afghan, Armenian, Albanian, Iraqi, Kashmir Solidarity Movement, Filmmakers, Decolonising Our Minds, Charitable Causes, Syrian, Pakistani, Oppressed Peoples in Solidarity, Iranian, Turkish, Somali, Palestinan, East African Network, Christian Union, MSA, Christian-Muslim Dialogue and South Asian Diaspora Societies.