Empowerment and compassion in refugee crisis response: A conversation with UNHCR MENA Director Amin Awad

Kelsey Wise, Amin Awad
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Journal Article
Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
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The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
The series of refugee crises in the Middle East and North Africa has created urgent need for coordinated international responses and advocacy. To learn more about the complexities of meeting the needs of diverse refugee populations across the region, and addressing their root causes, JMEPP Levant Regional Editor Kelsey Wise sat down with Amin Awad in advance of his appearance at the Harvard Arab Conference. Mr. Awad currently serves as the Director for the Middle East and North Africa with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and has extensive experience working on refugee issues and in humanitarian relief in the MENA region. He is also the Regional Refugee Coordinator for Syria and Iraq.
Nationalism, Refugee Crisis, Displacement, Syrian War, Resettlement, Child Marriage
Political Geography
Turkey, Middle East, Yemen, United Nations, North Africa, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan