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Sam Taylor (MSF) and Haikal Mansor will deliver the keynote address of Refugee Week on the work of MSF and the Rohingya Crisis

Haikal Mansor is an asylum seeker living outside Irish Direct Provision since 2011. He fled his birthplace Burma in 2006 to seek for an education in medicine, which is completely banned for his Rohingya community in Burma, from where more than 750,000 Rohingya were expelled in August 2017 during a campaign which the UN described “the Ongoing Genocide”. He currently serves as General Secretary of the European Rohingya Council, Executive committee at Rohingya Action Ireland and secretary of Carlow Integration Forum. He is often invited to deliver lectures and talks on Human Rights, Refugee Crisis and Theology at various Irish schools and colleges. Sam Taylor has been with Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) since 2009 and has worked in around 14 different projects worldwide, ranging from HIV in China to drug-resistant Tuberculosis in Armenia. Before joining the team in Dublin in 2016, Sam spent two years as the international senior communications coordinator as part of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s response to the Syria Crisis. He has also spent time in Nepal as part of MSF’s earthquake response and in Guinea as part of the Ebola response. Prior to his role on the Syria crisis team, Sam worked for five years for MSF Japan, starting as an operational communications advisor and ending as director of communications.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars:
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: Aula Maxima, UCC
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Anne-Marie Curtin

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