Refugee Crisis Call to Action: Yale’s Role in the Global Child Refugee Crisis

Date & Time: 
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:00pm
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Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8206
United States

Millions of children around the world are facing dire situations of conflict, violence and insecurity. An expert panel of some of the world’s largest development/relief agencies has been convened to inform an action plan to mobilize the Yale community around the global child refugee crisis. Members of the Yale Faculty will also introduce ongoing initiatives on campus to engage with peace building and refugee relief efforts.


  • UNICEF – Dr. Nicholas Alipui, Director of Programs and Director and Senior Adviser on the Post-2015 Development Agenda 
  • ACEV Mother and Child Foundation (Turkey) – Ayla Goskel, CEO  
  • Doctors Without Borders (MSF) – Unni Karunakara, Former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières, Sr. Fellow Yale Jackson Institute
  • IRC International R​escue – Katie Murphy, Early Childhood Development Technical Advisor  
  • IRIS Refugee Resettlement Program (New Haven) – Christopher George, Executive Director

For more information and if you wish to participate in the development of the Plan of Action working group that will convene immediately following the main event, please contact: Angelica Ponguta, MPH, PhD / Yale Child Study Center /

This event is sponsored by the Yale Child Study CenterThe Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, and the Yale UNICEF Chapter.


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