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Peace Talks: Routes to safety, life after escaping violent conflict

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International Alert in partnership with the Together for Refugees campaign is pleased to invite you to a special Peace Talks on the International Day of Peace:

Routes to safety: Life after escaping violent conflict

This Peace Talks will take a closer look at the journeys of those who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict, violence and persecution, as well as their opportunities to find safety and build a new life.

Some fleeing violence have no choice but to cross borders, searching for protection in neighbouring countries, or making the long and often risky journey to Europe. The panel will reflect on the potential policies and opportunities that could facilitate the safe, legal transition of vulnerable refugees from harm to a place they can call home.

As part of this they will explore the challenges for refugees finding safety in 2017, whether that is refugee resettlement or the role communities play in this.

Refugee resettlement is also a way for the EU to demonstrate solidarity with developing countries that host the vast majority of the world’s refugees. It can help to alleviate the pressure on host countries, freeing up resources and helping improve humanitarian conditions in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

Peace Talks is a series of panel events put on by International Alert that looks at current themes and developments around the world affecting peace, providing an interactive platform where people can discuss and challenge big questions about peace.


This event will be chaired by author and journalist John Vidal and speakers will include:

  • Ghada Rifai, Co-founder of the Mobaderoon Network

  • Reem Assil, Chair of the Syrian Platform for Peace

  • Sanj Srikanthan, Acting Senior Vice President Europe & Executive Director at IRC Europe

Space is limited please RSVP to avoid disappointment.

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