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The ongoing conflict in Syria has created a major humanitarian crisis, resulting in waves of refugees fleeing the country. Europe has been in the spotlight as a destination for many Syrians, but last month, President Obama vowed to accept 10,000 refugees over the next 12 months. We explore both how and where those escaping overlapping wars will be resettled, as well as efforts to bring justice to those who have committed atrocities during the conflict.
- Simon Henshaw Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. State Department
- Shabnam Mojtahedi Legal and Strategy Analyst, Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC)
- Nidal Bitari Senior Program Manager, People Demand Change; Co-founder, Refugees Without Borders
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