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The Atlantic Council’s Syria Project and the Syrian American Medical Society invite you to a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss post conflict accessibility issues for persons with disability in the country. In 2022, the Syrian American Medical Society completed its first long term research project on disability and accessibility at its facilities across northwest Syria which included a survey of both staff and beneficiaries at the SAMS facilities. The discussion will feature a distinguished group of experts who will provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of this research and how it can be applied to other conflicts or civil wars.

The event will offer in-depth analysis of the most current barriers to accessibility in Syria and whether or not these findings are consistent with accessibility challenges in other conflict or post-conflict contexts. It will also explore some recommendations on how the international actors and disability-focused organizations can address effectively these hurdles.

This conversation will be broadcast on Zoom, Twitter, and Facebook starting at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Please register to attend to join us online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to attend. The event is open to members of the press and will be on the record.

In conversation with

Qutaiba Idlbi
Nonresident Senior Fellow & Head of the Syria Project,
Atlantic Council

Sara Minkara
Special Advisor on International Disability Rights,
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State

Alaadin Zaza
Advisor on Disability Rights,
Syrian American Medical Society

Halyna Kurylo
Disability Rights Ukraine

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Through our Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, the Atlantic Council works with allies and partners in Europe and the wider Middle East to protect US interests, build peace and security, and unlock the human potential of the region.

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