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The situation after 8 years of war & the responses by the EU

  • University of Gothenburg (Dragonen) 19 Sprängkullsgatan Västra Götalands län, 411 23 Sweden (map)

Brännpunkt Europa invites you to an interesting lunch lecture about the Syrian revolution from the personal experience of a Syrian Refugee. The Syrian Civil War is the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War, with over a 500 thousand people killed, 6.6 million people have fled and half of Syria’s 22 million population displaced from their homes and are in need of humanitarian aid.

Zakaria Alabdullah will talk about the reasons and causes for the uprising in Syria, the daily suffering of Syrians under the war and how they risk their lives to flee, hoping for a better future. Moreover, he will speak about the situation for Syrian refugees in different EU countries and the EU responses to the Syrian crisis.

The speaker of this event is Zakaria Alabdullah, lecturer at Department of Sociology and Work Science. He is a graduate in English literature from Aleppo, Syria. He came to Sweden as a refugee in 2014 and worked in an integration center in Kiruna. He moved to Gothenburg in 2016 and is currently working at the University of Gothenburg as a teacher in the fast track for newly arriving teachers from Syria.

Date and time: 22nd of November, 12:15-13:15
Location: Dragonen, Campus Haga. Sprängkullsgatan 19.
NOTE: The event will be held in English // FREE Lunch baguettes for the first 30 arrivals

Photo: UNWRA