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The European Union Association
at The United Nations


with the support of the

Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD)

Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Organized an event and panel discussion on


The Refugee Humanitarian Crisis

in the Mediterranean Sea Area


With representatives from UN Agencies, Permanent Missions, and International NGOs on the unfolding humanitarian crisis of refugees escaping conflict areas and reaching European countries located in the Mediterranean Sea area.



Speakers and presenters


  • Ms. Grainne O Hoara – Senior Policy Advisor with UNCHR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

  • Ms. Amy Muedin, Programme Specialist, Office of the Permanent Observer to the United Nations, IOM (International Organization for Migration)

  • Ms. Laura Egoli, First Counselor Humanitarian Affairs, Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN, EU Presidency of the Council of the European Union

  • Prof. Renato Accorinti, International Civil Society Activist and Mayor of the city of Messina, Italy

  • Humanitarian Affairs activists in charge of coordinating and welcoming refugees in hosting centers in the Mediterranean sea area.


EU Association:  Giuseppe Sergi (President) – Akeel Haider (Middle Eastern Affairs Coordinator) , Mirela Balog (Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator)


Wednesday, July 2nd 2014
1:15 PM to 2:45 PM


United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
Conference Room 9


Event was broadcasted live on YouTube here:




(Antonio Parrinello/Reuters)



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