Peter Bouckaert

Peter Bouckaert is Human Rights Watch's emergencies director and an expert in humanitarian crises. As such, Bouckaert is responsible for coordinating the organization's response to major wars and other human rights crises.

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Thursday, September 03, 2015
Why I Shared a Horrific Photo of a Drowned Syrian Child
I thought long and hard before I retweeted the photo . It shows a lifeless toddler, lying face down on a popular Turkish beach, one of eleven Syrians who have almost certainly died as they tried to reach safety in Europe by boarding a smuggler’s boat. Instead they ended up as the latest victims of...
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