Kate Lee – Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Management Programme Officer
As a member of the International Programme Unit, my work has put me in touch with a lot of disasters and emergencies – the devastation following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, flooding and cyclones in India and Vietnam, a hurricane in Mexico, and violence in South Sudan and the Central African Republic, for example. But the Syria conflict has got to be one of the most heart-wrenching to see.
Though we are far removed geographically from Syria, the plight of its people remains close to our hearts here in Hong Kong. And today, the third anniversary of the conflict, our thoughts are with Syrians more than ever.