Video On Demand

Online Event: Humanitarian Operations During Covid-19: A Conversation with Kelly T. Clements and Steven Corliss of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

June 8, 2020 • 9:30 – 10:15 am EDT

The spread of Covid-19 continues to dominate global attention. Governments are primarily focusing efforts on the domestic response to the virus. With 168 million people in need of humanitarian assistance globally, including 70 million forcibly displaced, understanding how the pandemic will impact the most vulnerable is vital to implementing an effective response. In this talk 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 Kelly T. Clements, Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, and Steven Corliss, Representative for Bangladesh, UNHCR. This discussion will focus on the particular challenges faced by displaced communities and how UNHCR is adapting to meet the evolving challenges

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.
Jacob Kurtzer
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Humanitarian Agenda
Erol Yayboke

Erol Yayboke

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

Kelly T. Clements

Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR

Steven Corliss

Representative for Bangladesh, UNHCR