Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis

Featuring Keynote Remarks by:

The Honorable Marcy Kaptur
US Representative for Ohio
US House of Representatives

Panel 1: The Current State of the Crisis
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Hryhoriy Nemyria
Chair, Human Rights Committee
Verkhovna Rada 

Governor Ihor Raynin (via video link)
Governor of Kharkiv Oblast

Mr. Adrian Karatnycky
Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Mr. Taras Berezovets
Berta Communications

Ms. Alexa Chopivsky (Moderator)
Executive Director
American Center for a European Ukraine

Panel 2: Addressing Ukraine’s Humanitarian Needs
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Mr. Jonathan Katz
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia
US Agency for International Development

Mr. Jock Mendoza-Wilson
Director of International and Investor Relations
System Capital Management

Ms. Nadia McConnell
US-Ukraine Foundation

Dr. Aleksandr Galkin
The Right to Protection

Ambassador John Herbst (Moderator)
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Since 2014, the war in Ukraine’s East has claimed over ten thousand lives and displaced over 1.6 million people—the largest internally displaced persons crisis in Europe. Nationwide, more than 3.1 million Ukrainians are in need of humanitarian assistance. As daily ceasefire violations continue in the Donbas, the ability of the Minsk Agreements to deliver a sustainable peace comes under question. The situation in the occupied territories of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic is dire: An absence of the rule of law, violations of human rights by the self-imposed authorities, and shortages of basic necessities have left the most vulnerable populations at risk. In addition, aid groups face difficulties delivering supplies and services to where they are most needed. The conference will focus on the current state of Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis and how to strategize on a way forward. 

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, co-chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus at the US House of Representatives, will deliver keynote remarks. 

We hope you can join us for this important and timely discussion. A light lunch will be served. 

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.

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