New UNHCR Director of Global Emergencies

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The United Nations has appointed a Somali-born official as UNHCR’s director for global emergencies, staff security, safety and supply services.

Ahmed Warsame has been a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in South Sudan during the last three years.

He worked in several hotbed humanitarian zones including Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Pakistan.

During his time in Kenya, Warsame led UNHCR operations in Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world.

Warsame will be covering three main components of UNHCR programs in emergencies, staff security and supply services.

Warsame will be based in Geneva and will take up his post January 15.

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