Catherine Rioux, Amy Hutchinson, Caitlyn Hyndman
Professor David Carment
The Syria Crisis is the largest political, humanitarian and development challenge of our time.
It has taken enormous casualties, caused widespread destruction, forced massive displacement, rolled back development progress and threatened generations across Syria and neighbouring countries. It has also challenged the international community to think – and act – differently in our collective response.
July 7 2014: Pieter Both and Wim Zwijnenburg, from PAX, discuss the long term health and environmental impacts of Syria's civil war.
Syria’s ongoing civil war has already resulted in over hundred-and-fifty thousand casualties and has brought enormous destruction in cities and towns all over the country. Apart from the direct impact of the armed conflict on the lives and livelihoods of Syrian citizens, health and environmental impacts are emerging as problems that deserve immediate as well as long term attention.