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PRESS INVITATION: Syrian Refugee Conference, OCT 14-17, Gaziantep -Turkey

GAZIANTEP, TURKEY- The Global Syrian Refugee Crisis Conference, the largest refugee conference of its kind, will bring together hundreds of the brightest minds in Government, NGOs, Medicine and Academia to collaborate towards finding better outcomes for 5.5 million refugees outside of Syria and 6 million internally displaced persons in Syria. The conference will run from October 14-17 at the Gaziantep University (Gaziantep, Turkey). The conference is organized by ‘Global Health Research -Management & Solutions LLC’, ‘Gaziantep University’ and the ‘Union Of Medical Care and Relief Organizations’ (UOSSM). The 4-day scientific congress will have 250 speakers from 25 countries, including United States, Europe, the MENA region and Turkey. 
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is facing increasing emergencies and displacement, with more than 30 million people displaced across the region, mainly women and children. The UNCHR reports that 51% of all refugees worldwide are currently from MENA region. In 2016, the UN Identified 13.5 million Syrians in need of humanitarian aid, of which 6 million are internally displaced and 5.5 million are refugees outside Syria. Approximately 3.5 million Syrian refugees migrated to Turkey under the Temporary Protection Policy with approximately 90% in İstanbul, Gaziantep, Urfa, and Hatay. The refugee crisis is more prominent in Gaziantep than other parts of the world and has profound geographical, historical and cultural ties to Syria, especially Aleppo. Currently,Gaziantep has the highest concentration of refugees and is providing job opportunities, basic social and humanitarian services, healthcare and education to around 440,000 Syrian refugees. Syrian refugees make up around 21% of the city population. This international conference by Gaziantep University and its US partner, Global Health Research, Management and Solutions, is designed to better understand and address the urgent needs of the Syrian refugees in Turkey and across the world.
Conference Goals:
●     Promote better understanding of the effect of forced migration, displacement and socioeconomic deterioration on physical & mental health and social behaviour.
●     Share Compiled Data and Disseminate knowledge to develop and promote collaborative models that improve social andenvironmental coping mechanisms , and leverage global resources to improve health in the Syrian refugee community in Turkey, MENA Region and North America during turmoil.
●     Use Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analytical Models to Define barriers and propose strategies for effective disease prevention, health promotion/maintenance in Syrian and other populations during periods of turmoil and forced migration.
●     Build links and promote partnerships between researchers and academic, governmental and non-governmental organizations, stakeholders in Turkey , the MENA region and their counterparts, in countries with Syrian refugees such as Europe and North America.
●     Introduce a proclamation of health rights and initiatives aimed at improving the management of mental health, acute and chronic disease conditions in Syrian refugees around the world.
When: October 14 to October 17, 2019
Where:Gaziantep University- Gaziantep, Turkey
For Complimentary Press Passes please contact:
Dr. Adnan Hammad,
President & CEO - Global Health Research- Management and Solutions 
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