Launching the latest International Review of the Red Cross
The conflict in Syria has exhibited some of the worst trends in modern warfare. It has seen siege tactics and indiscriminate attacks against civilians, hospitals, health and aid workers. It has seen the fragmentation of armed groups and the intervention of numerous external actors. An estimated 470,000 people have lost their lives. A further 13.5 million rely on humanitarian assistance to survive.
Acknowledging this humanitarian cost, the International Committee of the Red Cross is launching the latest edition of its quarterly academic review, focused on the conflict. Join the ICRC Australia Mission and a panel of experts on Monday, August 19, for a discussion of Syria’s changing conflict and what this means for communities caught in the crossfire.
Co-hosted by the ICRC and the Centre for Military and Security Law, drinks and refreshments will be served from 5.30pm ahead of a 6pm panel start at the ANU Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies. An audience Q&A will follow the discussion, with complimentary copies of the ‘Conflict in Syria’ edition also available at the event.