Honors Presents: Dr. Catherine Woods, "The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Human Stories"
- Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - view map
Honors Presents Lecture Series is proud to host Dr. Catherine Woods in a presentation on "The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Human Stories from a Volunteer's Perspective."
In the 6 years since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, roughly 11 million Syrians have fled their homes. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), most have have fled to neighboring middle eastern countries or are internally displaced within Syria. Approximately 1 million have sought asylum in Europe.
In the winter of 2015, Dr. Katie Woods, a physician at MSU’s University Health Partners, traveled to the island of Lesvos, Greece to provide medical aid to thousands of Syrian refugees who crossed the Mediterranean by raft. In 2016, She provided medical support in a refugee camp on the Greek mainland.
In 2017, Dr. Woods traveled to Jordan in order to volunteer at the Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan, the second largest refugee camp in the world and home to 70,000 Syrian refugees. Through her experience, she came to see the Syrian refugee crisis beyond the staggering statistics and learned the harrowing and heroic personal stories of many Syrian families.
For more information, contact the Honors College office at (406) 994-4110