Webinar: Idlib at Risk – Doctors and First Responders in Northwest Syria

This webinar highlights the potentially catastrophic risks of a coronavirus outbreak in Idlib and displacement camps in northwest Syria.

Members event, Webinar Recording
23 April 2020 — 5:00PM TO 6:00PM

In Syria, uncertainty about the safety of the ceasefire agreed between Russia and Turkey last month is inhibiting 1 million people who have been displaced since December 2019 from returning home.

The looming COVID-19 global health crisis threatens to further devastate those most vulnerable as the conditions in northwest Syria’s refugee camps make it hard to practice common social distancing guidelines. Added to this, the medical infrastructure in the region has been decimated after years of bombings which has disabled over 70 health facilities since April 2019.

Speaking with medical and civil society actors working in the region this webinar looks at displacement in Idlib in the context of the outbreak.

  • How are doctors and local humanitarian organizations scaling up their medical and prevention response to the COVID-19 outbreak?

  • What key supplies such as ventilators, testing kits and critical sanitary equipment are still lacking?

  • And how can the international community step in to help mitigate the potentially devastating consequences of an outbreak in these refugee camps?

This event is run in collaboration with The Syria Campaign, a human rights organization working with Syrian civil society to raise the voices of those struggling for democracy, and support frontline activists and humanitarians.

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