The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC)
is hosting a meeting on
Palestinian Refugees from Syria: Between human rights violations and lack of humanitarian assistance
The Palestinian Return Centre invites you to a side-event onboard of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to discuss the precarious situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria. Expert speakers will discuss the situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria prior to the conflict and the post-2011 challenges that have arisen the since the Syrian war emerged. Specific focus will be on the situation of Palestinian refugees in Deir Ballout camp, which is not controlled by Syrian government forces, where UN assistance to refugees has been absent worsening their predicament.
Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 13:00-14:00 Room XV
Human Rights Council, United Nations Geneva Office, Palais Des Nations
Anne Irfan, is a historian of the modern Middle East, specialising in UNRWA and the Palestinian refugee camps. Her PhD, Internalising Palestine: UNRWA and Palestinian nationalism in the refugee camps, 1967-82, was completed at the LSE. Dr Irfan has addressed the UK Parliament at Westminster and the UN Headquarters in New York about the situation of Palestinian refugees. Her work has been published in Forced Migration Review, Global Politics Review and Jerusalem Quarterly.
Ahmad Hosain, Chief Executive Officer at the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS).
Ibrahim Ali, Head of research department at the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, AGPS representor in Turkey.
Jamal Abu Eisheh, Researcher at the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC)