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Sally Airs Shevach

Sally has fifteen years experience in the humanitarian sector and has worked with the United Nations, NGOs and government. Sally specialises in humanitarian policy, international legal frameworks and rights-based policy and programs. She has worked in conflict zones and complex humanitarian emergencies in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. She spent five years in the Occupied Palestinian Territory where she designed and coordinated human rights and humanitarian protection programs for Oxfam Great Britain and UNICEF. Her experience includes designing innovative programs to protect children from armed conflict and the development of guidelines on the protection of children during military operations.

Sally has managed major humanitarian operations for the Red Cross in South Asia, including the response to the Asian tsunami in Sri Lanka and the Pakistan earthquake. Sally also worked with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) where she developed IOM strategy and projects on the rights and protection of migrants. Sally’s recent work includes drafting Protection of Civilians guidelines, a review of Australia‚Äôs humanitarian programme in Burma and facilitating humanitarian protection training. Sally has a Master of Public and International Law and postgraduate qualifications in International Development.