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Refugees International


Gavin Furrey
United States

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As the delegate from Refugees International, I am interested in covering the committee of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. According to BBC News (2016), Aleppo, the Syrian capital, is again under control of the Syrian government for the first time in four years. Following peace talks led by Turkey (on behalf of the rebels) and Russia (on behalf of the Assad regime) the government has declared control over neighbourhoods previously held by rebel groups who were reported to be preventing civilians from leaving. Food and healthcare resources are nearly out or completely obliterated in these areas. According to the Washington Post (Janell...