Siege Watch: On Syrian communities under siege
Tuesday 31 January 2017 at 2.45pm in Committee Room 14

With Valerie Szybala of The Syria Institute and Ahmad Baroudi of Save The Children.

Chaired by Alison McGovern of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Friends of Syria


The siege of eastern Aleppo city is over, but according to Siege Watch figures over a million civilians are still under siege elsewhere in Syria.

We would like to invite you to a meeting with Valerie Szybala of The Syria Institute to learn about the work of Siege Watch, a joint monitoring project with PAX.

We will have copies of the latest Siege Watch report available at the event. All of their reports are also available here.

Ms. Valerie Szybala is Executive Director and co-founder of The Syria Institute, an independent, non-profit, non-partisan research institution based in Washington, DC. She has worked as a Syria researcher and UN advocate with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), and as a Syria Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). Ms. Szybala is the author of several influential reports including ‘Slow Death: Life and Death in Syrian Communities under Siege,’ (SAMS, 2015) and ‘Assad Strikes Damascus,’ (ISW, 2014).

Ahmad Baroudi works with Save the Children in Lebanon and Turkey on media and communications. He has been interviewing children and families affected by the conflict, both in neighbouring countries and inside Syria. Most recently, he worked remotely with Save the Children partners who were inside Aleppo during the attacks in 2016, garnering global attention on the situation for children inside the war-torn city.