Internally Displaced Persons | RIC 2018

“Internally displaced people are usually the poorest folks in their society.”

About This Talk

What characterizes “fragile states” and how are these related to the current crisis around internally displaced persons? Bill Garvelink connects the dots and issues some warnings for our future.

About The Speaker

Ambassador William J. Garvelink

Ambassador William J. Garvelink

RIC 2018 Member
Ambassador William J. Garvelink is the Chief Compliance Officer at International Medical Corps, a global, nonprofit humanitarian relief organization providing medical care and training around the world. Bill is a development professional and diplomat possessing 33 years of experience with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State, including four years serving as the US ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has worked extensively with different organizations addressing issues related to immigrant and refugees and has first-hand experiences on site at camps for refugees and internally displaced persons.  

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“We have always been a generous and compassionate people. We have been willing to speak for those who can not speak for themselves. We must speak now for the 40 million internally displaced people in the world.”

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