Live: Panel on Challenges and Opportunities for Refugees in the COVID-19 era with Thomson Reuters Foundation

As the COVID-19 pandemic hits economies globally, what new challenges do refugees face when trying to rebuild their lives and their livelihoods?

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, for this one-hour online discussion where we will explore the uniquely difficult situation many refugees face in the wake of the pandemic.

What steps should businesses, individuals, and countries take to try to ensure refugees and asylum-seekers – who, in so many cases, have been on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19 – can not only rebuild, but thrive professionally and personally in the years to come?

Moderated by Belinda Goldsmith, the Editor in Chief at Thomson Reuters Foundation, this event will feature contributions from:

  • Gillian Triggs, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection. Before joining UNHCR in 2019, Gillian served a 5-year term as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. Gillian has an extensive history of dedicated service to human rights and the refugee cause in Australia, the Asia-Pacific Region and globally.
  • Gideon Maltz, Executive Director of TENT Partnership for Refugees.TENT mobilises the networks, resources, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector to address the global refugee crisis. Before joining TENT, Gideon served as deputy chief of staff to Ambassador Samantha Power at the U.S. mission to the United Nations.
  • Maya Ghazal, UNHCRhigh profile supporter. A refugee from Syria living in the UK and a recipient of the Princess Diana Legacy Award, Maya is currently studying Aviation Engineering at Brunel University.

5pm – 6pm, Thursday 18th June.