Ten years of war: What’s next for Syria

In March 2021, the war in Syria has gone on for 10 years. More than half a million people are reported to have been killed, 1.5 million people disabled, and more than half the population have been displaced from their homes. At least 5.6 million Syrians are now living as refugees in the region, making them the largest group of displaced people in recent history.

This webinar hosted by the Norwegian Red Cross, in collaboration with the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the NCHS, examined some of the humanitarian consequences of the war in Syria.

The discussion, bringing together practitioners from the humanitarian, diplomatic and academic world, also examines the factors driving the war and how Norway may be able leverage its seat on the UN Security Council to influence developments towards peace.

The panelists for this webinar included:

  • Abdalla Mkanna (Norwegian Red Cross in Syria)
  • Kyrre Holm (Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Pinar Tank (PRIO)
  • Alexander Leirfall (Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution)

This webinar was moderated by Kaja Sannerud from the Norwegian Red Cross.