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Mark Ward on Assad’s use of humanitarian aid in Syria as weapons of war | The Hill

March 1, 2018

UNICEF distributes winter clothing kits to Syrians displaced from Tel Barak a town in Hassakeh, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Aho Yousef
Jackson School Lecturer Mark Ward.

Jackson School Lecturer Mark Ward

In a co-authored op-ed article “Assad’s Syria plays dirty with US humanitarian aid,” Jackson School Lecturer¬†Mark Ward points out how the Assad regime in Syria has been holding back humanitarian aid from inhabitants in opposition held areas. Ward believes that the U.S. should consider alternatives to supporting UN aid missions to send a message to the Syrian government, as well as prevent them from weaponizing humanitarian aid.

Ward, a career Foreign Service Officer and lawyer, led the U.S. team providing assistance for Syria from Turkey from 2012-2016. He is currently a lecturer in the MAAIS program at the Jackson School.

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