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IIHA Event: Christophe Lobry-Boulanger of the IFRC on Humanitarian Response to Migrant Crisis

For the next event in IIHA’s spring 2016 event series, Challenges & Opportunities: Global Migration in the 21st Century, Christophe Lobry-Boulanger from the International Federation of the Red Cross will discuss the humanitarian response to the ongoing migrant crisis. Mr. Lobry-Boulanger will give a status of the refugee crisis in Europe as well as the response from the International Red Cross perspective.

Christophe Lobry-Boulanger has over 15 years of service with the International Red Cross and American Red Cross. After serving at the UN Department of Political Affairs, he developed the International Services Department at the Greater New York Chapter of the American Red Cross,with a strong focus on International Humanitarian Law. As a volunteer with the GNY Red Cross and an International Delegate, he has been deployed to Haiti, Pakistan, the Philippines and Kenya to help provide humanitarian aid and assistance. For the past four years, he has served as an advisor at the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies Delegation to the United Nations, where he was responsible for the health file, among others. He has recently come back from West Africa where he was the Deputy Head of Regional Ebola Response for the Red Cross Movement, and various refugees related missions in Europe.

  • Date & Time: Thursday, March 31st at 12:30pm
  • Location: Fordham University | Room 1021 | Lowenstein Building | 113 W. 60th Street, New York, NY 10023
  • Chick here to RSVP
  • Lunch will be served

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Featured Report: World Disasters Report 2015

“Other crises where local people have taken the lead include the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the Nepal earthquakes this year, IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy (IDHA Honoris Causa Recipient) wrote in a foreword to the annual report.”

Local responders are effective not just because they are there when a disaster hits, but because they know how things work and can identify the causes of problems, he added.

“They are uniquely placed to find solutions that reduce underlying risks because of their understanding of local contexts – of weather patterns, of community leaders, of vulnerabilities and of sources of strength,” he wrote.

“That expertise can be harnessed to make communities more resilient to future threats, ” he said.

For more information, view the World Disasters Report 2015 (IFRC).

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Alumni Update: Durgavasini Devanath (IDHA 31, MIHA)

Durgavasini Devanath (IDHA 31, MIHA) accepted a new position as a Senior Emergency Health Officer for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Asia Pacific Zone.

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