3 March 2017
Vienna – ESI at Humanitarian Congress: "Forced to Flee – Humanity on the Run"
Contribution by Gerald Knaus. Video: Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in the Humanitarian Congress: "Forced to Flee – Humanity on the Run". He spoke at the panel " (Failed) Policy-Making with Global Consequences" together with Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Ulrike Lunacek, Politician, Vice President of the European Parliament, and Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR. The panel was moderated by Alistair Dutton, Director, SCIAF – Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund.

Gerald spoke about the danger populist politics poses to the refugee convention and the need to fully implement the EU-Turkey agreement on migration.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com