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Catastrophe and Kites: A discussion with Tim Cunningham, DrPH, RN

April 19, 2018 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Center for Global Health on the Corner

Tim Cunningham, DrPH, RN will facilitate discussion about the “acute on chronic” crisis facing the Rohingya population.  Considered stateless for decades, Rohingyas living in Burma (now called Myanmar) have faced, since August 2017, genocide.  Mass rape, torture and arson by militants in the Burmese military and extremist groups have instigated the forced migration of more than 600,000 Rohingya into southern Bangladesh.  Cunningham worked as a nurse and field coordinator for an emergency and primary care clinic for three weeks spanning Dec 2017-Jan 2018.  He will share his reflections on the clinical work, the situation and the profound resilience he witnessed despite the state-induced horrors that have faced the Rohingya.