03 July 2013

News: Jeff Crisp to Join Refugees International

Jeff Crisp, former head of UNHCR's Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES), announced earlier in the year that he was retiring from UNHCR.  Now, Refugees International has announced that Jeff will be their new Senior Director for Policy and Advocacyas of 1 September 2013. Here's the official announcement:
RI President Michel Gabaudan said of the appointment, “We are delighted to welcome Jeff to our organization. His enormous credibility among humanitarians in the United States, Europe, and the UN system will strengthen our lifesaving advocacy.”
   Jeff Crisp has been the top policy advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees since 2006, and has also held senior positions with the Global Commission on International Migration, where he served as Director of Policy and Research; the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues; and the British Refugee Council. Jeff has first-hand experience of refugee situations and humanitarian operations in more than 60 countries around the world, and recently led an evaluation mission to examine the international response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq.
   He has published and lectured extensively on refugee, humanitarian, and migration issues and was responsible for two editions of UNHCR’s flagship publication, “The State of the World’s Refugees.” His most recent publications have focused on the issues of refugee protection and solutions in urban areas, protracted refugee situations, the linkage between refugee protection and international migration, as well as the gap between humanitarian relief and development aid. A British national, Jeff has a Master’s degree and a PhD in African Studies and Political Science from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Jeff, many thanks for being a loyal supporter of this blog! Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors!

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