The Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine: An Insider Perspective
***NOTE: After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this event. We have been made aware of the points against the invited organization and we have been monitoring the situation closely. As our mission is to inform students and young-professionals about matters on international peace and security in a neutral sense, we regret to inform that this event will not take place due to the sensitivity of the ongoing debate. The JASON Institute for Peace and Security studies sincerely apologizes for this unfortunate development.
Ukraine continues to see intense fighting and ongoing bombardments in the eastern and the southern parts of Ukraine, as well as continuous missile attacks throughout the country that began on the 24th of February. As events unfolded, a grave humanitarian crisis emerged. Millions of people are in dire need of humanitarian aid not only within the country itself but also on the borders where the influx of refugees requires protection and support.
As this is the largest civilian crisis the European continent has seen in decades, the JASON Institute will organise a panel discussion on this humanitarian situation and how students can take direct action. We have invited three speakers who, as part of the Italian independent, non-profit organisation, NGO HOPE, were carrying out humanitarian work on the border of Poland-Ukraine for a month. Zoe Pagani, Ryan Bever, and Manfredi Magnano are all MSc Crisis and Security Management students at Leiden University. Ryan and Manfredi took on the roles of the project managers of the relief team during their month at the border. Therefore, their experiences will provide unique insights into the evolving crises and will demonstrate how students can take an active role in aiding those who are fleeing.
If you are interested in hearing from students, like yourself, who have been on the ground to aid, make sure to join our event on the 18th of May from 20:00 to 21:00 at FGGA Leiden University Wijnhaven campus in The Hague in room 3.46.
We hope to see you soon!