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22 February Tuesday

North West Syria: A humanitarian response in a protracted crisis

22 February 2022, 19:30 - 22 February 2022, 20:30


THIS IS AN EVENING ZOOM MEETING. 7.30pm to 8.30pm Tuesday 22 February 2022.
By Zoom from Turkey, Tom Bamford, writer and aid worker, will join the Sydney Rotary meeting.
Tom works with the UN supporting the humanitarian response to a decade of war in Syria.
Prior to this he worked with the Red Cross Movement responding to disasters and working on longer term resilience programs in Asia, Africa and the Pacific. He is the author of ‘The Rising Tide: Among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean’
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Syria’s civil war began during the Arab Spring in 2011 as a peaceful uprising against the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It has since escalated — shattering the lives of Syrians, destroying cities, straining global politics, and spurring diplomatic efforts that are constantly questioned as the world witnesses the horrors of ongoing warfare.
Tom Bamforth has fifteen years’ experience in humanitarian leadership and development program management across more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, with Red Cross, NGOs, and UN organisations. He has worked in humanitarian coordination, operations management, humanitarian diplomacy, policy and advocacy. He has strong program cycle skills in design, monitoring & evaluation, reporting and financial management. His areas of thematic experience include humanitarian leadership & coordination, policy analysis, shelter & settlements, protection, organisational development, and disaster risk management.