L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
March 2021

On 16 March 2021, the Graduate Institute holds the online event "A decade of war in Syria: What have humanitarian agencies learned?" with Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General and emergency relief coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The internationally recognized photographer Matthias Bruggmann took this image in Haas, Reff Idlib, Syria, on 1 May 2014. Of this scene suspended in time, Bruggman states: "these children are watching an airstrike on Shinshirah, one of the "dead cities" UNESCO world heritage site." This photograph is part of the book "An Act of Unspeakable Violence" by Xavier Barral publishing.