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FOR IMMEDIAT TE RELEASE SEP PTEMBER 1, 2 2011 CONTACT: MELISSA PRICE 571 1‐366‐1596 PRE ESS@IRD‐DC. .ORG
ARLING GTON, VA – The Middle Ea Institute and International R T ast d Relief and Development (IRD) wi host on Wed ill dnesday, Septem mber 7, a discu ussion entitled “ “Rebuilding Lib bya: A Status Report on the Humanitarian S Situation on the Ground.” As the rebels root out the last t of Qaddh loyalists an regime stron estion of Libya future looms hafi nd ngholds, the que a's s large. Sh hortages of fuel food, and me l, edical supplies are being felt b the civilian a by and military populations alik and many a looking to th U.S., the EU and other int p ke, are the U, ternational organizat tions for assista ance in the post t-conflict stabil lization process s. U.S. Am mbassador to Libya Gene Cr will examin the domestic regional, and L retz ne c, d internatio implication of the huma onal ns anitarian situatio followed by a panel discu on, y ussion by Mark Ward, Deputy Assistant Admin W A nistrator for the U.S. Agency for Internation e nal Developm (USAID) Bureau of Dem ment ) mocracy, Confl and Huma flict, anitarian Assista ance, and Travis Gartner, IRD Director of Com G D mmunity Stabil lization, on the conditions on t ground the in Libya. Ambassador Wendy Cham . r mberlin, Presid of the Mid East Institu will dent ddle ute, moderate the discussion e n. WHAT: A discussion on th reconstructio of Libya foll he on lowing the fall of the Qad ddhafi regime a the humanit and tarian dimensio of the rebui ons ilding effo orts. Wed dnesday, Septe ember 7 2:15 5pm-3:30pm The National Press Club e s Zen Room nger W 529 14th Street, NW Was shington, DC 2 20045
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