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Online Event: Humanitarian Operations During Covid-19: A Conversation with António Vitorino of the International Organization for Migration

June 29, 2020 • 9:00 – 9:45 am EDT

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The spread of Covid-19 continues to dominate global attention. Governments are primarily focusing efforts on the domestic response to the virus. With 135 million people already facing crisis levels of hunger, the pandemic could push another 130 million to the brink of starvation by the end of this year. Understanding how the pandemic will impact the most vulnerable is vital to implementing an effective response. In this series, the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda will speak with leadership across humanitarian institutions about the challenges their organizations face during Covid-19. Our featured guests will give their insights on how the pandemic is changing the humanitarian landscape and the impact it has on the delivery of lifesaving assistance now and in the near future. 

We are pleased to host António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), to discuss how IOM is adapting and responding to the pandemic.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Kimberly Flowers
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food and Water Security Program
Erol Yayboke

Erol Yayboke

Former Director, Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow, International Security Program