Sulaimani Forum 2015: Syria and Iraq, Humanitarian Crisis for the Ages

Over 3 million Syrians have been displaced across the region in the current crisis, while in Iraq, over 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The staggering numbers indicate the enormous humanitarian crisis facing Syria and Iraq, and the burden faced by the neighboring countries. In this panel, representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government, international aid agencies and media gave an overview of the current state of affairs, as well as potential points of contention and challenges in supporting such a large displaced population.