Blog Posts by Michel Gabaudan

May 13, 2015 Michel Gabaudan Syria, Turkey, U.S. Administration, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security, Women & Children

A few days in southern Turkey, in cities which have received Syrian refugees, leaves a complex feeling of both achievements and failures.

Turkey is currently the largest refugee hosting country in the world. More than two million Syrians have arrived over the past four years, and more are arriving as the conflict back home continues unabated. Every day, living conditions inside Syria become more precarious and dangerous.

August 15, 2014 Michel Gabaudan Iraq, Syria, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Protection & Security

During the past two weeks on Mt. Sinjar, we have seen both the worst and the best of what humanity can do.

May 06, 2013 Michel Gabaudan Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East

This post previously appeared in Politico.

Syria’s civil war has become one of the largest humanitarian disasters in recent memory. The number of displaced Syrians is climbing rapidly, and the United Nations now estimates that half of Syria’s 20 million people could need aid by the end of this year. The Obama Administration and Congress have responded generously to the needs of Syrians during the last two years of conflict, but clearly more must be done.

April 05, 2013 Michel Gabaudan Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East, Protection & Security, Women & Children

This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post.

There are now roughly 200,000 Syrian refugees in 17 camps throughout southeastern Turkey, and this week a Refugees International team visited one such camp in Kilis Province.

February 07, 2013 Michel Gabaudan Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Humanitarian Response, Middle East

This post originally appeared in The National.

In the last few weeks alone, the country has seen summary executions, the bombing of a major university, and population displacement on a massive and growing scale.