International Media Contacts

Press contacts

Matthew Saltmarsh

Snr. External Relations Officer
UNHCR UK

Mobile: +44 (0)788 0230 985
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @MattSaltmarsh

Laura Padoan

External Relations Officer
UNHCR UK

Tel: +44 2037 618092
Mobile: +44 777 5566127
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @Laura_Padoan

Adrian Edwards

Head, News and Media, UNHCR Spokesman

Tel: +41 22 739 8741
Mobile: +41 79 557 9120
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @adrianedwrds

Babar Baloch

Global Spokesperson, Africa

Tel: +41 22 739 8098
Mobile: +41 79 513 9549
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @iBabarBaloch

Andrej Mahecic

Global Spokesperson, Iraq, Syria, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Australia

Tel: +41 22 739 8347
Mobile: +41 79 642 9709
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @AndrejMahecic

Cécile Pouilly

Global Spokesperson, Gender issues

Tel: +41 22 739 7883
Mobile: +41 79 108 2625
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @cecilepouilly
 

William Spindler

Global Spokesperson, Latin America

Mobile: +507 63827815
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @SpindlerWilliam

Charlie Yaxley

Global Spokesperson, Europe and Asia

Tel: +41 795 808 702
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @yaxle 

Melissa Fleming

Head, Communications and Public Information Service, Spokesperson for the High Commissioner

Tel: +41 22 739 7965
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @melissarfleming

Media Officers by region

Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Regional Spokesperson for East, Horn and Great Lakes Dana HUGHES [email protected] +254 20 422 422 2120 +254 733 440 536  
Regional Spokesperson for West Africa Romain DESCLOUS [email protected] +221 33 859 70 50 ext.2130 +221 786 396 385 @UNHCRWestAfrica
Regional Spokesperson for Southern Africa

Markku AIKOMUS

[email protected] +2712 762 7488 +2781 797 7456 @MarkkuAikomus
           
Burkina Faso Marlies CARDOEN [email protected]    +90 226 01 2102 +226 65 50 47 86 @UNHCR_BF
Burundi Bernard NTWARI [email protected] +257 22 22 32 45 ext.2112

+257 78 310 564

+257 79 204 364

 
Cameroon Xavier BOURGOIS [email protected]  

+237 690 049 996

 

CAR Djerassem MBAIOREM [email protected]   +236 72 30 12 88  
Chad Aristophane NGARGOUNE [email protected]

 

 

+235 66 98 37 92  
Côte d'Ivoire Daouda GUIROU [email protected] +225  22 52 76 76    @UNHCRCIV
Democratic Republic of Congo Andreas KIRCHHOF    [email protected] +243 996 410 00   +243 817 009 484    @andreaskirchh
Democratic Republic of Congo Simon LUBUKU [email protected] +243 99 604 1000 +243 81 950 0202 @SimonEnglebert
Democratic Republic of Congo - Goma Gloria RAMAZANI [email protected] +243 973 624 699 +243 81 268 6039  
Republic of Congo Mohamed Ag ASSORY [email protected] +242 05 596 40 22 +242 05 596 40 22  
Djibouti Vanessa PANALIGAN [email protected] +253 213 522 ext.2108 +253 77 23 01 80 @UNHCRDjibouti
Ethiopie Kisut GEBREEGZIABHER [email protected] +251 116 612 822 +251 911 208 901 @Kisut_g
Kenya

Yvonne NDEGE

[email protected]

+254 20 423 2122 +254 79 773 5977 @yvonnendege
Liberia Ana BIURRUN RUIZ [email protected] +41 22 739 72 86    
Malawi Monique EKOKO [email protected] +265 772 155 +265 885 672 221  
Mali

Chadi OUANES

[email protected] +223 20 290 518 +223 75 997 247 @UNHCRMali
Niger

Louise DONOVAN

[email protected] +227 20752065 +227 92183473 @UNHCRNiger
Nigeria Hanson Ghandi TAMFU [email protected] +234 80 90 359 400 +234 80 57 98 19 73  
Rwanda Daniela IONITA [email protected]   +250  78 831 0125 @RefugeesRwanda
Senegal Simplice KPANDJI [email protected] +221 33 867 6207 +221 77 333 9883  
South Sudan Eujin BYUN [email protected] +41 22 739 7554 ext. 2116 +21 1922 405 683​ @eujin2
Sudan Mohamed El-Fatih EL-NAIEM                                                [email protected] +249  183 471 101 +249 912 3 08 842 @mfnaiem
Tanzania Faya Foko MILLIMOUNO [email protected] +255 22 26 02 708 10 +255 784 730 427  
Uganda Duniya Aslam KHAN [email protected]   +256 772 701 101  
Zambia Kelvin SHIMO [email protected] +260 211 265 873 x6 +260 979 585 832  
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle

Regional Spokesperson

For USA and the Carribean

Chris BOIAN [email protected] +1 202 243 7634   @ChrisBoian

Regional Spokesperson

for Latin America

Francesca FONTANINI [email protected] +52 55 5083 17 45 +52 1 (55) 9197 2690 @fontanin​

Regional Spokesperson

for Latin America

Maria RUBI [email protected] +52 55 110 117 81 ext 2250 +52 1 55 1242 3984 @rubicitotuitero
           
Argentina (covering Southern Latin America) Analía KIM [email protected] +54 11 4815 7870    
Brazil Luiz Fernando GODINHO   [email protected]

+55 61 304 457 44

+55 61 304 457 01

+55 61 818 709 78  @LuizFGodinho
Canada Gisèle NYEMBWE [email protected] +1 613 232 0909 ext. 225 +1 613 986 4300 @giselenyembwe
Colombia Rocìo CASTAÑEDA [email protected]   +57 314 411 54 31 @rociocas99
Costa Rica Jean Pierre MORA [email protected] +506 2242-0700 +506 8557-1272 @jeanpierremora
Ecuador Ilaria RAPIDO [email protected]  

+593 98 430 8666

@IlariaRapidoR
El Salvador Oscar RAMIREZ [email protected]   +503 2209 3585 @oramirezsal
Guatemala Pablo VILLAGRAN [email protected]   +502 2316 2500 @aaronvillagt
Honduras Pamela VILLARS [email protected]   +504 2270 7155 @pamevillars
Panama Angela FLOREZ [email protected]   +507 693 00 655 @angieflorez_

USA

New-York

Dana SLEIMAN [email protected] +1 212 963 6211 + 1 347 541 1790 @DanaSleiman

USA

Washington (Spanish language media)

Sibylla BRODZINSKY [email protected]   +1 202 640 0245 @Sibylla21
Venezuela Luca NICOSIA [email protected]   +58 (0) 4145140394 @ACNUR_Venezuela
Venezuela situation Olga SARRADO [email protected]   +57 310 202 6029  
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Regional Spokesperson for Asia Caroline GLUCK [email protected] +66 2 342 3503 +66 81 827 0280 @carogluck
           
Afghanistan Mohammad Nader FARHAD [email protected] +93 20 220 0381 +93 791 99 00 18  
Australia Catherine STUBBERFIELD [email protected] +61 424 545 569 +61 424 545 569 @UNHCRCanberra
Bangladesh (Cox's Bazaar) Firas AL-KHATEEB [email protected]   +880 18 8593 4309  
Bangladesh Joseph TRIPURA [email protected]   +880 1713 090 375  
China ZHANG Zhilan [email protected] +86 10 6532 0972 +86 139 1031 0407  
India Elsa Sherin MATHEWS [email protected] +91 11 4353 0444    
Indonesia Mitra Salima SURYONO [email protected] +62 21 2964 3602 +62 811 136 1046 @Mitrasalima
Iran

Sharareh JALALI

[email protected] +98 21 893 491 12    
Japan Yuki MORIYA [email protected] +81 334 992 042 +81 909388 3249 @UNHCR_Tokyo
Myanmar Aoife MC DONNELL [email protected] +95 1 524 022 +959 403 487572  
Myanmar Yin Yin MYINT [email protected]   +95 943 12 18 30  
Korea, Republic of Heinn SHIN [email protected] +82 2 773 7012 +82 10 2033 0565 @heinn81
Malaysia Yante ISMAIL [email protected] +603 21 17 14 40 +601 3 352 6286 @yanteism
Nepal Deepesh DAS SHRETA [email protected]

+977 1 441 2521

+977 1 441 4724

+977 98 51 0819 31  
Pakistan Dan McNorton [email protected] +92 51 260 08 60-76 +92 (0) 300 054 0320 @DanMcNorton
Pakistan Qaiser Khan AFRIDI [email protected] +92 51 260 08 60-76 +92 (0) 300 501 8696 @qaiserafridi
Philippines Althea GONZALES [email protected] +63 2 403 2336 +63 917 844 3180 @unhcrph
Sri Lanka Upul RATNAYAKA [email protected] +94 11 268 3968  

@unhcr_srilanka

Thailand Hannah Macdonald [email protected] +66 2 288 1842 +66 642 236 291  
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Regional Spokesperson for Southern Europe Carlotta SAMI [email protected] +39 06 802 123 16 +39 335 679 47 46

@UNHCRItalia

@CarlottaSami

Regional Spokesperson for Northern Europe (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)

Caroline BACH

[email protected]

+ 46 8 457 4874

+ 46 708 66 0451

@CarolineBach

@UNHCR_NE

Regional Spokesperson for Central Europe Zoran STEVANOVIC [email protected] +36 1 336 3079 +36 305 309 633 @zoranmedia
Regional Spokesperson for South Eastern Europe Neven CRVENKOVIC [email protected] +387  (0)33 290 470 +387 (0)61 611 082 @NC_UNHCR
Regional Spokesperson for EU Affairs Maeve PATTERSON [email protected] +41 22 331 5980   @mpat79
           
Spokesperson for South Eastern Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, FYRo Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo) Neven CRVENKOVIC [email protected] +387  (0)33 290 470 +387 (0)61 611 082 @NC_UNHCR
           
Albania Artur MARKU [email protected]

+355 42 276 600/ext.612

+355 69 600 64 76  
Armenia Anahit HAYRAPETYAN [email protected] +374 10 54 5936/105 +374 91 41 61 27  
Austria Ruth SCHÖFFL [email protected] +43/1 26060 5307 +43/699 1459 5307  
Azerbaijan Elsevar AGHAYEV [email protected] +994 12 492 1443 +994 50 214 6037 @Elsevar_Aghayev

Belarus

Maryna MELNIK [email protected] +375 17 328 69 61 (ext. 112) +375 44 552 66 28  @UNHCRBelarus
Belgium Vanessa SAENEN [email protected] +32  2 627 59 32 +32 (0)476 420 134

@UNHCRBelgique

@UNHCRBelgie

Bosnia & Herzegovina Neven CRVENKOVIC [email protected] +387  (0)33 290 370 +387 (0)61 611 082 @NC_UNHCR
Bulgaria Borislav GROZDANOV [email protected] +359 2 980 24 50 +359 878 865 431  
Croatia Jan KAPIC [email protected] +385 137 134 15 +385 911 150 115  
Cyprus Emilia STROVOLIDOU [email protected] +37 223 590 43 +35799 58 25 29  
Denmark Elisabeth ARNSDORF-HASLUND [email protected] +45 45 33 65 16 +45 21 42 55 64 @MsHaslund
Estonia Didzis MELBIKSIS [email protected] + 46 8 4574 876 +467 3587 97 33 @didzis_m
France and Monaco Céline SCHMITT  [email protected] +33 1 44 43 48 55 +33 6 23 16 11 78 @Ce_Schmitt
Georgia Nino KAJAIA [email protected] +995 322 386 202 ext2071 +995 595 11 54 64 @UNHCRGeorgia
Germany Chris MELZER [email protected] + 49 30 202 202 10 +49 151 706 660 13 @ChrisMelzer_NYC
Germany Martin RENTSCH [email protected] +49 30 202 202 15 +49 151 706 660 15 @MartinRentsch
Greece Leo DOBBS   [email protected] +30 216 2007800 +30 694 866 8989 @LDUNHCR
Greece Stella NANOU [email protected] +30 216 200 7800 +30 694 458 6037  
Greece, Thessaloniki Liene VEIDE [email protected]  

+30 694 572 0301

@lieneveide
Greece (Islands) Boris CHESHIRKOV [email protected] +30 216 200 078 00 +30 6951 854 661  
Hungary Erno SIMON [email protected] +36 1 336 33 45 +36 30 657 03 23 @Embrrrr
Ireland Jody CLARKE [email protected] +353 1 631 4614 +353 87 989 3461 @jodyhclarke
Italy Federico FOSSI [email protected] +39 34 908 434 61 +39 349 084 3461  
Italy Barbara MOLINARIO [email protected] +39 06 802 123 33 +39 33 85 46 29 32  
Kosovo Shpend HALILI [email protected] + 383 38 241 509 + 377 45 286 862 @ShpendHalili
Latvia Didzis MELBIKSIS [email protected] + 46 8 4574 876 + 467 3587 97 33 @didzis_m
Lithuania Renata KULES [email protected] + 370 5210 7416   @RenataKules
Luxembourg Vanessa SAENEN [email protected] +32  2 627 59 32 +32 (0)476 420 134  
FYRo Macedonia Ljubinka BRASHNARSKA [email protected] +389 231 186 41 ext. 202 +389 722 693 46 @brashnarska
Malta Fabrizio ELLUL [email protected] +356 22 489 401 +356 99 69 00 81  
Montenegro Amina DEDEIC [email protected] +382 02 044 7400 +382 69 060 118  
Netherlands Femke JOORDENS [email protected] +31 70 3 454 454 +31 6 23 84 55 40

@unhcrnederland

@femkejoordens

Poland Rafał KOSTRZYNSKI [email protected] +48 22 390 3860 +48 788 22 40 10 @UNHCRPoland
Romania Gabriela LEU [email protected] +40 21 201 7898 +40 722 212097  
Russian Federation Anastasia SOLTANOVSKAYA [email protected] +7 495 660 0859 +7 903 721 7560  
Serbia Mirjana IVANOVIC-MILENKOVSKI [email protected] +381 11 308 2100/103 + 381 63 275 154  
Spain

Maria Jesus VEGA

[email protected]

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

Matthew SALTMARSH

[email protected] +44(0)203 761 8091 +44(0)7880 230 985

@MattSaltmarsh

United Kingdom

Laura PADOAN

[email protected] +44 203 761 8092 +44 777 556 6127

@laura_padoan

Ukraine Hugo REICHENBERGER [email protected] +380 44 280 5500 ext.102 +380 50 334 2293

@UNHCRUkraine

Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle

Senior Communication Advisor and Spokesperson

Rula AMIN [email protected] +962 (0)6 510 04 60 Ext.2108 +962 (0)790 04 58 49 @RulaAmin

Regional Spokesperson for the Gulf

Mohammed ABU ASAKER [email protected] +971 266 776 68 +971 506 213 552 @mabuasaker
           
Algeria Russell FRASER [email protected]   +213 661 278 876 @fraserunhcr
Egypt Ragnhild EK [email protected]   +20 120 042 1996  
Egypt Christine BESHAY  [email protected] +2 022 728 56 00 +2 012 835 798 32 @UNHCREgypt
Iraq Kate POND [email protected]   +964 780 920 7286

@UNHCRIraq

@KatePond

Iraq - Erbil

Amira ABD EL-KHALEK [email protected]   +964 772 616 3729  
Jordan

Mohammad HAWARI (Arabic)

[email protected]   +962 79 89 56 781 @malhawari
Jordan Nida YASSIN (Arabic) [email protected]   +962 79 71 52 336  
Jordan - Za'atri camp Marwa HASHEM (incl. Arabic) [email protected]   +962 79 004 98 24 @MarwaHashem
Lebanon Lisa ABOU KHALED [email protected] +961 1 849 201, ext: 2134 +961 71 880 070

@lisa_ak

@UNHCRLebanon

Libya Paula BARRACHINA ESTEBAN [email protected]   + 216 20 697 641  
Mauritania Helena PES [email protected]   +222 22 887 9040 @helena_pes
Morocco Malgorzata BRATKRAJC [email protected] +212 537 75 79 92 +212 661 95 85 63 @UnhcrMorocco
North Lebanon Khaled KABBARA [email protected]   +961 70 100 740  
East Lebanon, Bekaa Tatiana AUDI [email protected]   +961 71 910 335  
Syria Mysa KHALAF [email protected] +963 11 218 12 147 +963 9933 57 860  
Tunisia Zeineb MARZOUK [email protected]   +216 58 33 51 20  
Yemen