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Refugees and Humanitarian Crisis

A multi-disciplinary line-up starts with Professor Howard Rush who will critically analyse humanitarian responses in general. This will be followed by Dr Nicola Khan discussing mental health issues of asylum seekers and Jo Wilding addressing the impact of cuts to legal aid on asylum seekers. The session will finish with Professor Avril Loveless and Riam Ismael highlighting the importance of hearing the voices of refugees.

19 May, Thursday, Mithras House, Room G5, 15:10-17:00

full programme
– Niki Khan: Mental Health intervention for Afghan Migrants on the Move
– Avril Loveless: Refugee Tales
– Jo Wilding: Legal aid cuts, quality of asylum legal services and the refugee protection crisis
– Eugenia Markova: poster re: Refugee crisis
– Howard Rush: Strengthening the Humanitarian Innovation Ecosystem

Chair: Mark Doidge

The event is part of the annual Festival of Social Science and it is taking place within the MARS sponsored Refugee Month.


Helping refugees as volunteer health care workers

This event is part of a teach-out in support
of the UCU strike of 25-26 May

Lucy Pitt, Claire Cox and Dr. John Kilic

26 May, Thursday, 17:00-19:00
Lecture Hall Audrey Emerton Building,
Opposite Royal Sussex County Hospital
Eastern Rd Brighton BN2 5BE

Lucy and Claire are critical care nurses and  Dr. John Kilic is a critical care consultant from the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.  All three along with their nursing colleague Kat Thomas recently went to volunteer with refugees in Idomeni, Greece. (Lucy, Claire and Kat are also University of Brighton alumni).

Come and hear Lucy, Claire and John speak about their experiences as volunteer health care workers in Greece.  They will also offer practical advice for anyone thinking about volunteering or donating to help with the current refugee crisis.