From the perspective of the United Nations, the crisis in Iraq cannot be disaggregated from the crisis in Syria.
I speak with the United Nations Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliason who shares his deep concern that ISIS’s offensive in Iraq and Syria’s escalating conflict could plunge the entire region into sectarian war. I also speak with Bettina Luescher, spokesperson for the World Food Program, who discusses the UN’s humanitarian response to the Iraq and Syria crises.
Look out for more of these conversations from the United Nations on Monday. Have a listen!