• Alasdair Gordon Gibson

Bi-Monthly Humanitarian Updates on Syria

Here is a report looking at some of the gendered vulnerabilities faced by Syrians in the current conflict which students and scholars at CSS might find interesting to read.

Here is the link to the latest ACAPS review on the crisis in Syria. You will also find the collected reports from ICG and the ISW.

ACAPS has just published a Humanitarian Access Overview world map highlighting 39 countries with data collected by analysts as of August 2017which makes some useful comparisons.

World Humanitarian Day is August, 19th August, 2017:

Here is the monitoring report (summary) on the Humanitarian Response Plan for Syria January-June 2017.


Alasdair Gordon-Gibson, CSS Senior Fellow, graduated from St Andrews University with an honours degree in Arabic and Islamic studies in 1982, then joined a shipping and insurance agency working in Beirut. The civil war in Lebanon brought him into contact with several of the international and non-governmental aid organisations, such as the United Nations agencies and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. He joined the British Red Cross Society following the conflict in the Gulf in 1991, when he was seconded to work with the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Baghdad. This was followed by a series of international assignments, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, the Balkans, India, Sri Lanka, Jordan and Syria, in a range of positions beginning with administering emergency relief and logistics and culminating in representing the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in its field missions as Head of Delegation (Moscow, Damascus, Sri Lanka) and Head of Operations (Burma, Syria).

Alasdair shares regular updates on the Humanitarian situation in Syria. His updates are compiled and posted once a month here. Previous updates can be found at this page.


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