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September 5, 2018
Transitions Online

A video report explores the lives of the people who remain unable to return home as the “frozen conflicts” in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine fester on.

Past Event

AIDF Global Summit

8:00am on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 6, 2018
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

UN OCHA’s Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 states that more than 128 million people globally need humanitarian assistance and protection this year.