International Media Contacts

Press contacts

Ahmad Fawzi

Communication Advisor and Chief Spokesman for the High Commissioner

Tel: +41 22 739 8075
Email: fawzi@unhcr.org​
Twitter: @ahfawzi

Adrian Edwards

Head, News and Media, UNHCR Spokesman

Tel: +41 22 739 8741
Mobile: +41 79 557 9120
Email: edwards@unhcr.org
Twitter: @adrianedwrds

William Spindler

Senior Communications Officer, North Africa and Yemen

Tel: +41 22 739 8956
Mobile: +41 79 217 3011
Email: spindler@unhcr.org
Twitter: @SpindlerWilliam

Ariane Rummery

Senior Communications Officer, Asia and Global Protection Issues

Tel: +41 22 739 8339
Mobile: +41 79 200 7617
Email: rummery@unhcr.org
Twitter: @arianerummery

Leo Dobbs

Senior Communications Officer, West, Central and Southern Africa

Tel: +41 22 739 8394
Mobile: +41 79 883 6347
Email: dobbs@unhcr.org
Twitter: @LDUNHCR

Cécile Pouilly

Senior Communications Officer, Europe

Tel: +41 22 739 7883
Mobile: +41 79 108 2625
Email: pouilly@unhcr.org
Twitter: @cecilepouilly
 

Vannina Maestracci

Senior Communications Officer, Americas

Tel: +41 22 739 8622
Mobile: +41 79 108 3532
Email: maestrac@unhcr.org​
Twitter: @VanninaM

Matthew Saltmarsh

Senior Communications Officer, Syria and Iraq

Mobile: +41 79 217 31 40
Email: saltmars@unhcr.org
Twitter: @MattSaltmarsh

Babar Baloch

Senior Communications Officer, East Africa, Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes

Tel: +41 22 739 8098
Mobile: +41 79 513 9549
Email: baloch@unhcr.org​
Twitter: @iBabarBaloch

Media Officers by region

Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Regional Spokesperson for East, Horn and Great Lakes Teresa ONGARO ongaro@unhcr.org +254 20 422 2104 +254 735 337 608 @terrieongaro
Regional Spokesperson for West Africa Hélène CAUX caux@unhcr.org +221 33 867 6207 ext.2112 +221 77 333 12 91 @helenecaux
Regional Spokesperson for Southern Africa

Tina GHELLI 

ghelli@unhcr.org +27 12 392 1612 +27 82 770 4189 @TinaGhelli
           
Burkina Faso Paul ABSALON absalon@unhcr.org +90 226 01 2102 +225 65 504 786 @absalon
Burundi Bernard NTWARI ntwarib@unhcr.org +257 22 22 32 45 ext.2112

+257 78 310 564

+257 79 204 364

 
Cameroon Djerassem MBAIOREM mbaiorem@unhcr.org +236 216 132 80 ext2102

+237 70 40 18 41

+237 69 11 41 218

 

Chad Ibrahima DIANE dianei@unhcr.org

+41 22 739 7560

+235 662 011 15

+235 652 747 75 @Afrikibou
Côte d'Ivoire Danielli MBAITOLOUM  mbaitolo@unhcr.org +225  22 52 76 76 X 2102 + 225 75 04 54 58  
Democratic Republic of Congo Andreas KIRCHHOF    kirchhof@unhcr.org +243 996 410 00   +243 817 009 484    @andreaskirchh
Democratic Republic of Congo Simon LUBUKU lubuku@unhcr.org +243 99 604 1000 +243 81 950 0202 @Simon Englebert
Democratic Republic of Congo - Goma Gloria RAMAZANI ramazang@unhcr.org +243 973 624 699 +243 81 268 6039  
Djibouti Amira ABD EL-KHALEK abdelkha@unhcr.org +253 213 522 x.2108 +253 77 226 136 @UNHCRDjibouti
Ethiopie Kisut GEBREEGZIABHER gegziabk@unhcr.org +251 116 612 822 +251 911 208 901 @Kisut_g

Ethiopia

Gambella Region

Sulaiman MOMODU momodu@unhcr.org +251 935 978 519 +251 935 978 519 @smomodu
Ghana Nii Ako SOWA sowanii@unhcr.org +233 544 340 747   @unhcrghana
Kenya

Yvonne NDEGE

ndege@unhcr.org

+254 20 423 2122 +254 79 773 5977 @yvonnendege
Malawi Monique EKOKO ekoko@unhcr.org +265 772 155 +265 885 672 221  
Mali Isabelle MICHAL michal@unhcr.org +223 202 91 311 +223 75 99 7262 @UNHCRMali
Mauritania Sébastien LAROZE Barrit larozes@unhcr.org +222 452 935 10 +222 226 855 51  
Niger Benoit MORENO morenob@unhcr.org +227 92 19 2106 +227 92 19 2417
Nigeria Hanson Ghandi TAMFU tamfu@unhcr.org +234 80 90 359 400 +234 80 57 98 19 73  
Rwanda Martina POMEROY pomeroy@unhcr.org +250 788303993 +250 788302769 @MartinaUNHCR
Rwanda Erika FITZPATRICK fitzpat@unhcr.org +250 78 830 3993 +250  78 838 9828 @RefugeesRwanda
Senegal Simplice KPANDJI kpandji@unhcr.org +221 33 867 6207 +221 77 333 9883  
Somalia

 

Julien NAVIER navier@unhcr.org +254 20 420 2102

+254 732 400 044

@UNHCRSom
South Africa Nozipho NCUBE ncube@unhcr.org +27 12 392 1613 +27 83 408 7853  
South Sudan Eujin BYUN byun@unhcr.org   +211 922 407 386​ @eujin2
Sudan Mohamed El-Fatih EL-NAIEM                                                elnaiem@unhcr.org +249  183 471 101 +249 912 3 08 842 @mfnaiem
Tanzania Stephen MHANDO mhando@unhcr.org +255 22 260 2708 +255 784 730 424  
Uganda Charlie YAXLEY yaxley@unhcr.org   +256 (0) 776 720 045 @yaxle
Zambia Kelvin SHIMO shimo@unhcr.org +260 211 265 873 x6 +260 979 585 832  
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle

Regional Spokesperson

For USA,

American Territories,

Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, 

Bahamas, Antigua & Barbuda,

Barbados, Dominica,

Grenada, St. Kitts
 & Nevis, St. Lucia,

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

and Trinidad & Tobago

 

Chris BOIAN boian@unhcr.org +1 202 243 7634 +1 202 489 6884 @ChrisBoian

Regional Spokesperson

for Latin America

Francesca FONTANINI fontanin@unhcr.org +52 55 5083 17 45 +52 1 (55) 9197 2690 @fontanin​
           
Argentina (covering Southern Latin America) Analía KIM kiman@unhcr.org +54 11 4815 7870    
Brazil Luiz Fernando GODINHO   godinho@unhcr.org

+55 61 304 457 44

+55 61 304 457 01

+55 61 818 709 78  @LuizFGodinho
Canada Gisèle NYEMBWE nyembwe@unhcr.org +1 613-232-0909 ext. 225 +1 613-986-4300 @giselenyembwe
Ecuador Sonia AGUILAR aguilars@unhcr.org +593 2 246 0330

+593 994 013 567

+593 991 961 582

@soniaguilar78
El Salvador Angela FLOREZ florez@unhcr.org +507 317 1713 +507 693 00 655 @angieflorez_
Guatemala Angela FLOREZ florez@unhcr.org +507 317 1713 +507 693 00 655 @angieflorez_
Honduras Angela FLOREZ florez@unhcr.org +507 317 1713 +507 693 00 655 @angieflorez_
Panama Angela FLOREZ florez@unhcr.org +507 317 1713 +507 693 00 655 @angieflorez_

USA

New-York

Jenifer FENTON fenton@unhcr.org   +1 646 255 3054 @jeniferfenton

USA

New-York

Firas KAYAL kayal@unhcr.org +1 (212) 963-9145 +1 (917) 847-3702 @kayalfiras

USA

Washington

Chris BOIAN boian@unhcr.org +1 202 243 7634 +1 202 489 6884 @ChrisBoian
Venezuela Madeleine LABBIENTO NODA labbient@unhcr.org +58 212 264 5285 ext112    
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Regional Spokesperson for Asia Vivian TAN tanv@unhcr.org +66 2 342 3503 +66 818 270 280 @vivianunhcr
           
Afghanistan Mohammad Nader FARHAD farhadm@unhcr.org +93 20 220 0381 +93 791 99 00 18  
Australia Catherine STUBBERFIELD stubberf@unhcr.org +61 424 545 569 +61 424 545 569 @UNHCRCanberra
Bangladesh Joseph TRIPURA tripura@unhcr.org   +88 071 130 903 75  
China Shu Jun LIU   liush@unhcr.org +86 10 6532 0975 +86 139 1031 0407  
India Elsa Sherin MATHEWS mathews@unhcr.org +91 11 4353 0444    
Indonesia Mitra Salima SURYONO suryono@unhcr.org +62 21 2964 3602 +62 811 136 1046 @Mitrasalima
Iran

Leah COWAN

cowan@unhcr.org +98 21 893 491 12 +98 912 132 71 83  
Japan Yuki MORIYA moriya@unhcr.org +81 334 992 042 +81 909388 3249 @UNHCR_Tokyo
Kyrgyzstan Ainagul ABDRAKHAMNOVA abdrakh@unhcr.org +996 312 611 271 +996 550 919 634  
Myanmar Andrew DUSEK dusek@unhcr.org +95 1 524 022 +95 9 448 034 427  
Myanmar Yin Yin MYINT myinty@unhcr.org   +95 943 12 18 30  
Korea, Republic of Heinn SHIN shinh@unhcr.org +82 2 773 7012 +82 10 2033 0565 @heinn81
Malaysia Yante ISMAIL ismaily@unhcr.org +603 21 17 14 40 +601 3 352 6286 @yanteism
Nepal Deepesh DAS SHRETA shrestha@unhcr.org

+977 1 441 2521

+977 1 441 4724

+977 98 51 0819 31  
Pakistan Duniya Aslam KHAN khand@unhcr.org +92 51 282 9502 +92 300 501 7939

@UNHCRPakistan

@DuniyaAKhan

Pakistan Dan McNorton mcnorton@unhcr.org +92 51 260 08 60    
Pakistan Qaisar Khan ADRIDI afridiq@unhcr.org +92 51 282 9502 +92 300 501 8696 @qaiserafridi
Philippines Faizza TANGGOL tanggol@unhcr.org +63 2 403 2336 +63 917 597 9667 @unhcrph
Sri Lanka Dushanthi FERNANDO Fernandd@unhcr.org +94 11 268 3968 +94 77 352 8420

unhcr_srilanka

DF_247

Thailand Jennifer BOSE bosej@unhcr.org +66 22 88 1842 +66 92 261 8502  
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Regional Spokesperson for Southern Europe Carlotta SAMI sami@unhcr.org +39 06 802 123 16 +39 335 679 47 46

@UNHCRItalia

@CarlottaSami

Regional Spokesperson for Baltic and Nordic countries Zoran STEVANOVIC stevanoz@unhcr.org + 46 8 457 4880  +46 708 99 01 60 @zoranmedia
           
Spokesperson for South Eastern Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, FYRo Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo) Neven CRVENKOVIC crvenkov@unhcr.org +387  (0)33 290 370 +387 (0)61 611 082 @NC_UNHCR
           
Albania Edlira BAKA-PEKO baka@unhcr.org

+335 4 225 0224

+335 4 225 0205

+355 68 20 29 131  
Armenia Anahit HAYRAPETYAN hayrapet@unhcr.org +374 10 54 5936/105 +374 91 41 61 27  
Austria Ruth SCHÖFFL schoeffl@unhcr.org +43/1 26060 5307 +43/699 1459 5307  
Azerbaijan Elsevar AGHAYEV aghayev@unhcr.org +994 12 492 1443 +994 50 214 6037 @Elsevar_Aghayev
Belgium Vanessa SAENEN saenen@unhcr.org +32  2 627 59 32 +32 (0)476 420 134

@UNHCRBelgique

@UNHCRBelgie

Bosnia & Herzegovina Neven CRVENKOVIC crvenkov@unhcr.org +387  (0)33 290 370 +387 (0)61 611 082 @NC_UNHCR
Croatia Jan KAPIC kapic@unhcr.org +385 137 135 41 +385 911 150 115  
Cyprus Emilia STROVOLIDOU strovili@unhcr.org +37 223 590 43 +35799 58 25 29  
Czech Republic Babar BALOCH baloch@unhcr.org +361 336 3079 +36 30 530 9633  
France and Monaco Céline SCHMITT  schmittc@unhcr.org +33 1 44 43 48 55 +33 6 23 16 11 78 @Ce_Schmitt
Georgia Nino KAJAIA kajaia@unhcr.org +995 322 386 202 ext2071 +995 595 11 54 64 @UNHCRGeorgia
Germany Stefan TELOEKEN Teloken@unhcr.org + 49 30 202 202 10 +49 151 706 660 13  
Germany Martin RENTSCH rentsch@unhcr.org +49 30 202 202 15 +49 151 706 660 15 @MartinRentsch
Greece Roland SCHOENBAUER  schoenb@unhcr.org +30 21 6200 7800 +30 69 48 088 544 @R_Schoenbauer
Greece Stella NANOU nanou@unhcr.org +30 216 200 7800 +30 694 458 6037  
Greece, Thessaloniki Liene VEIDE veide@unhcr.org  

+30 694 572 0301

@lieneveide
Hungary Erno SIMON simoner@unhcr.org +36 1 336 33 45 +36 30 657 03 23 @Embrrrr
Ireland Jody CLARKE clarke@unhcr.org +353 1 631 4614 +353 87 989 3461 @jodyhclarke
Italy Federico FOSSI fossi@unhcr.org +39 34 908 434 61 +39 349 084 3461  
Italy Barbara MOLINARIO molinarb@unhcr.org +39 06 802 123 33 +39 33 85 46 29 32  
Kosovo Shpend HALILI Halilis@unhcr.org + 381 38 241 509 + 377 45 286 862 @ShpendHalili
Luxembourg Vanessa SAENEN saenen@unhcr.org +32  2 627 59 32 +32 (0)476 420 134  
FYRo Macedonia Ljubinka BRASHNARSKA brashnar@unhcr.org +389 231 186 41 ext. 202 +389 722 693 46  
Malta Fabrizio ELLUL ellul@unhcr.org +356 22 489 401 +356 99 69 00 81  
Montenegro Aleksandar CADJENOVIC cadjenov@unhcr.org +382 204 474 21 +382 690 699 02  
Netherlands Femke JOORDENS joordens@unhcr.org +31 70 3 454 454 +31 6 23 84 55 40

@unhcrnederland

@femkejoordens

Poland Rafał KOSTRZYNSKI kostrzy@unhcr.org +48 22 628 69 30 +48 788 22 40 10 @UNHCRPoland
Romania Gabriela LEU leu@unhcr.org +40 21 201 7898 +40 722 212097  
Russian Federation Galina NEGRUSTUEVA negrustu@unhcr.org +7 495 660 0859 +7 903 721 7560  
Serbia Mirjana IVANOVIC-MILENKOVSKI ivanovim@unhcr.org +381 11 308 2100/103 + 381 63 275 154  
Slovenia Spela MAJCEN majcen@unhcr.org   +386 708 684 57

@SpelaMa

@UNHCRSlovenia

Spain

Maria Jesus VEGA

vegam@unhcr.org

+34 91 556 35 03 +34 670 661 263 @ACNURspain
Spain Rosa OTERO otero@unhcr.org +34 91 579 8255 x22 +34 670 661 263 @RosaOteroG
Sweden Caroline BACH bach@unhcr.org +46 8 457 4874 +46 709 165 719 @carolinebach
Switzerland and Liechtenstein Julia DAO daoj@unhcr.org +41 22 739 85 69 +41 79 204 34 09  
Turkey Selin UNAL unal@unhcr.org +90 312 409 7065 +90 530 2827862 @selinunal79
United Kingdom

Andrej MAHECIC

mahecic@unhcr.org +44 203 761 8091 +44 788 0230 985

@AndrejMahecic

United Kingdom

Laura PADOAN

padoan@unhcr.org +44 203 761 8092 +44 777 556 6127

@laura_padoan

Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus Nina SOROKOPUD sorokopu@unhcr.org +380 44 288 97 10 ext.116 +380 50 310 1767

@UNHCRUkraine

@nina_sorokopud

Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle

Regional Spokesperson for the Gulf

Mohammed ABU ASAKER abuasake@unhcr.org +971 266 776 68 +971 506 213 552 @mabuasaker
           
Algeria Russell FRASER fraser@unhcr.org   +213 661 278 876  
Egypt Tarik ARGAZ  argaz@unhcr.org +20 2 272 856 00 ext. 2145 +20 128 357 98 32 @stormerik
Egypt Marwa HASHEM  hashemma@unhcr.org +20 2 272 856 00 ext. 2142 +20 122 191 26 64 @MarwaHashem
Iraq

Andreas NEEDHAM

needham@unhcr.org   +964 780 920 72 82

@UNHCRIraq

@andreasneedham

Iraq Caroline GLUCK gluck@unhcr.org   +964 780 920 7286

@UNHCRIraq

@carogluck

Iraq - Erbil

Chloe COVES  coves@unhcr.org   +964 771 994 5599  
Jordan Hélène DAUBELCOUR daubelco@unhcr.org +962 6 550 2030 +962 79 88 9 1 307  
Jordan Aoife MCDONNELL mcdonnel@unhcr.org +962 6 550 2030 ext2301 +962 79 545 03 79 @AoifeUNHCR
Jordan

Mohammad HAWARI (Arabic)

hawari@unhcr.org   +962 79 89 56 781 @malhawari
Jordan Nida YASSIN (Arabic) yassinn@unhcr.org   +962 79 71 52 336  
Jordan - Za'atri camp Gavin WHITE whiteg@unhcr.org +962 530 2000 +962 79 817 58 13  
Jordan - Azraq camp Olga SARRADO sarrado@unhcr.org   +962 79 761 77 99  
Lebanon Lisa ABOU KHALED aboukhal@unhcr.org +961 1 849 201, ext: 2134 +961 71 880 070

@lisa_ak

@UNHCRLebanon

Morocco Anthony BERGINC berginc@unhcr.org +212 537 75 79 92 +212 661 95 85 63 @marcopolorabat
North Lebanon Khaled KABBARA kabbara@unhcr.org   +961 70 100 740  
East Lebanon, Bekaa Tatiana AUDI audit@unhcr.org   +961 71 910 335  
Syria Firas Al-KHATEEB khateeb@unhcr.org +963 112 129 929 +963 930 403 228 @Khateebunhcr
Syria Scott CRAIG craigs@unhcr.org +962 6510 0460 Ext 2440 +962 7 9276 0640  
Yemen Shabia MANTOO mantoo@unhcr.org +967 1 469 771 Ext 2104 +967 71 222 5121 @Shabia_M