This conference organised by The Cordoba Foundation and The Sharq Forum reviewed and examined the achievements and failures of a decade’s long intervention in Iraq by Western-led forces and regional powers. Eva Svoboda chaired a session on "The humanitarian costs of the last decade in Iraq".
The workshop aims to provide a small forum for discussion on how policy makers’ (specifically regional government representatives, donors, UN and NGO) actions and advocacy can contribute to ‘unlocking’ recurrent and protracted Iraqi displacement. Sara Pantuliano will moderate the session titled "Way forward: New approaches to durable solutions"
This public meeting brought together experts from across the international relief sector to consider the current situation and explore questions of policy and operational strategy. Do agencies have a clear picture of needs on the ground? What are the possibilities for negotiating secure humanitarian space in this dangerous environment? And are aid agencies being expected to play a role that lies beyond their mandates and capacity?