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Hospitals in the Cross-Fire: Is Aid in War Really Possible?

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Hospitals in the Cross-Fire: Is Aid in War Really Possible?
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Date and Time
4th Mar 2016 18:30 - 4th Mar 2016 20:30
Location
LECTURE THEATRE G.03, 50 GEORGE SQUARE, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH EH8 9LH
URL
http://www.san.ed.ac.uk/edcma/events/workshops_and_conferences/2015_2016/hospitals_in_the_cross-fire_is_aid_in_war_really_possible

Dr Alice Street is chairing an event:

Edinburgh Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières and MSF UK invite you to an evening panel discussion on one of the key topics for the future of humanitarian action.

Afghanistan. Yemen. Syria. With the increasing number of targeted attacks on medical facilities in conflict zones around the globe in the last 12 months, a panel of experts from the humanitarian sector, medicine, academia and journalism will discuss these alarming developments and the efforts being made by the sector to counteract them in order to provide access and security for humanitarian aid.

They will explore whether aid in these complex conflict conditions really is still viable in the 21st century, or rather becoming too much of a dangerous pipedream.

After the debate there will be refreshments and the opportunity to talk with representatives from MSF, Mercy Corps, Red Cross, the Edinburgh Global Development Academy and other organisations.

This event is free but you do need to register to attend.

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