Lunchtime Seminar: 'The challenges of humanitarian action in conflict situations'

Jan 10 2023 Posted: 13:07 GMT

The Irish Centre for Human Rights continues its lunchtime seminar series with a seminar on 'The challenges of humanitarian action in conflict situations: reflections on Afghanistan and delivery of humanitarian assistance' by Mary-Ellen McGroarty, World Food Programme (outgoing Representative Country Director, Afghanistan).

The seminar takes place at 1pm, Wednesday, 11th January 2023, in the Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights and also on Zoom. All are welcome to attend.

Mary-Ellen McGroarty is a graduate of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, LLM in Peace Operations, International Humanitarian Law and Conflict, and the School of Law, University of Galway (BA, LLB). She has led and worked with international organisations and NGOs in conflict and post-conflict settings in many parts of the world, including Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Burundi, Chad and South Sudan. She is regularly invited to contribute to international media and to address the challenges of humanitarian action. In 2022, she received a Presidential Distinguished Service Award from the President of Ireland, Michael D.Higgins, and received the University of Galway alumni award for Law, Public Policy, and Society.