Frank Gardner OBE - BBC Security Correspondent
Lise Grande - Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (via video-link)
Julia St.Thomas-King - Technical Advisor – Protection and Rule of Law, International Rescue Committee UK
Ranj Alaaldin - Doctoral Researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Iraq and IS analyst
Eva Svoboda - Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI
Please note that Frank Gardner may have to be replaced in case of a breaking news story.
Described as a protection crisis by the UN, civilians in Iraq have been subjected to mass executions, systematic rape and other shocking acts of violence.
This event charts the rise of IS and examines the effect of political fragmentation on the humanitarian environment. Launching the latest issue of the Humanitarian Exchange on Iraq, speakers will explore the challenges to providing aid and improving protection for civilians caught up in the violent conflict.