As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, a political solution is still to be found. Human rights violation and abuses continue to occur in the context of widespread insecurity and in disregard of international law, international humanitarian law, and human rights law. Over 220,000 people have been killed and over one million injured. More >>
Yacoub El Hillo was appointed as UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Syrian Arab Republic in August 2013 after having served as UNHCR’s Director of the Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa at Headquarters in Geneva since 2010.
Kevin Kennedy has been a part of the United Nations since 1993 and brings with him extensive experience organizing the international community’s response to humanitarian emergencies worldwide at the strategic, political, policy, and field levels.