Breakfast Briefing - The humanitarian consequences of the bombing and shelling of populated areas and the way forward to protect civilians from this harm.
As it enters its 8th year, the Syrian conflict reached unprecedented levels of violence, with 13.1 million Syrians in need of urgent humanitarian assistance and 5.5 million Syrians registered refugees. Most Syrian civilians, who bear the brunt of the war, have been displaced within and beyond Syria’s borders multiple times, escaping bombing and shelling in populated areas, socio-economic deprivation and other grave humanitarian and safety concerns.
The EU is hosting the 2nd Donor Conference on Syria on the 24-25th April. Humanity & Inclusion (former Handicap International) organizes a breakfast briefing on the humanitarian consequences of the bombing and shelling of populated areas and the way forward to protect civilians from this harm. This event will happen on Wednesday 25th of April, from 8 to 9am, in room ASP3H1.
On average, when explosive weapons are used in populated areas, 92% of the victims are civilian. All too often, it is considered as an inevitable result of conflict. Yet there is evidence that measures can be taken to strengthen civilian protection. HI, along with other members of the International Network on Explosive Weapons will highlight the different impacts of explosive weapons on civilians and civilian infrastructures. They will present the initiatives taken to reduce the harm and increase the protection of civilians living in conflict. This event will be a great opportunity to discuss EU commitment and activities with regards to the protection of civilians living in conflicts, and especially the ways in which members of the European Parliament could support the political effort to address the humanitarian consequences of bombing and shelling in populated areas.
- Due to limited space, thank you for registering by 18th of April to Lucie Slypen: firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you not have an EP badge, thanks for providing your detailed information (full name, date of birth, nationality and place of residence).