Announced: Ian Cross

Posted on the 26th January 2018 by Anisha


Ian Cross, a medical doctor with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), will be speaking at WES 2018.

With MSF Dr. Cross has worked at the very centre of what the UN describes as “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis” – a crisis which has since August 2017 displaced near 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who have crossed the border to Bangladesh to flee from violence and persecution. Having treated refugees and seen the many tragedies first hand Dr. Cross is uniquely positioned to offer insights into the abhorrent human rights crisis and MSF’s immense contribution to the affected minorities.

Founded in 1971, MFS has continually helped tens of millions of people in more than 80 countries by providing medical care where it is most needed. MSF’s remarkable action in response to conflicts, epidemics and other catastrophes is rightfully reflected in its awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 as well as the Indira Gandhi Prize in 1996.

Since its establishment, the organization is not only committed to saving lives, but also exposing injustice, as ‘silence can kill’; such message is more than apposite today, and Dr. Cross is here promoting it in this year’s summit.

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