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Google+ Hangout: Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Chief of Emergency Programs, on the Syria Crisis and children

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Streamed live on Feb 28, 2013

Ted Chaiban, Director of Emergency Programs for UNICEF has recently returned from Syria and is joining the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for a Google+ Hangout. Ted will provide a first-hand account of the conflict's impact on children. He will also address new reports of widespread sexual and gender-based violence against the civilian population, which has intensified the need for urgent humanitarian action in Syria and neighboring countries.

Also on the Panel:

Simon Ingram (participating from Amman, Jordan)

Based in Amman, Jordan, Simon heads UNICEF's communications team in the Middle East and North Africa. A former BBC foreign correspondent, he has been with UNICEF for ten years, working in Egypt, Laos, Sudan and -- since June 2012 -- in Jordan, devoting much of his time to the Syria crisis.

Bastien Vigneau (participating from Syria, TBC)

Bastien is a veteran humanitarian response professional. He joined UNICEF in 2006, and currently serves as Senior Emergency Officer for UNICEF's Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Office in Amman, Jordan. Throughout his 20 year career, Bastien has lived and worked in several countries in Africa, South East Asia, and Latin America. Throughout the past year, Bastien has made several missions to Syria to increase assistance to children.

Lisa Benenson (participating as moderator, from NYC)

Lisa is Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In this position she is responsible for all branding, marketing and communications functions for UNICEF within the United States. She joined the U.S. Fund in April 2012.

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