International Media Contacts

Global spokespersons

Chris Boian

Senior Communications Officer
UNHCR Washington

Tel: +1 202 243 7634
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ChrisBoian

Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams

Head, Global Communications Service

Mobile: +41 79 905 16 00
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @JAGhedini

Matthew Saltmarsh

Head, News & Media Section

Mobile: +41 79 967 99 36
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @MattSaltmarsh

Shabia Mantoo

Global Spokesperson, Europe, North America, Global Protection, Mixed movements, Statelessness, Health and Covid-19 

Tel: +41 22 739 7138
Mobile:  +41 79 337 7650
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @Shabia_M

 

William Spindler

Global Spokesperson, Latin America

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

Boris Cheshirkov

Global Spokesperson, East Africa, Southern Africa, Climate action, Food insecurity 

Mobile:+41 794 337 682
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @cheshirkov

Kathryn Mahoney

Global Communications Desk in New York
Global Spokesperson, Climate Action, World Refugee Day, diversity/inclusion

Mobile: +1 347.574.6552
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @MissMahoo 

Olga Sarrado Mur

Global Spokesperson, Latin America, Education, Funding and Emergencies

Mobile: +41797402307
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @OlgaSarradoMur

Yuko Narushima

Global Spokesperson, Middle East and North Africa, Sports

Mobile: +41 79 863 7327
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @YukoNarushima

Regional spokespersons

Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Regional spokesperson for the East, Horn and Great Lakes Faith KASINA [email protected]   +254 113 427 094 @FaeKasina
Regional Spokesperson for West and Central Africa Fatoumata SINKOUN KABA [email protected]   +221 78 526 87 14 @FatiKaba
Regional Spokesperson for West and Central Africa Alpha Seydi BA [email protected]   +221 77 345 74 54 (+ WhatsApp) @UNHCRWestAfrica
Regional Spokesperson for Southern Africa

Hélène CAUX

[email protected] +27(0)12 762 7406   @helenecaux
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Regional Spokesperson for Latin America William SPINDLER [email protected]   +507 638 278 15 @SpindlerWilliam

Regional Spokesperson for Central America and Mexico

Sibylla BRODZINSKY [email protected]   +52 55 804 850 54 @Sibylla21

Regional Spokesperson for South America

Jenny BARCHFIELD [email protected]   +52 55 7918 3248  

Regional Spokesperson for USA and the Caribbean

Chris BOIAN [email protected] +1 202 243 7634 +1 202 489-6884  @ChrisBoian
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Regional Spokesperson for Asia and the Pacific Babar BALOCH [email protected]   +66 80 086 5611 @iBabarBaloch
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile

Twitter handle

Regional Spokesperson for Europe Louise DONOVAN [email protected]   +41 792173058

@LouiseDonovan16

Regional Spokesperson for EU Affairs (Brussels) Maeve PATTERSON [email protected] +32 2 627 5980 +32 470 99 54 35 @mpat79

Regional Spokesperson for the Nordic and Baltic Countries

Elisabeth Arnsdorf HASLUND [email protected]   +46 70 442 3199 @MsHaslund
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle

Senior Communication Advisor and Spokesperson - Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa 

Rula AMIN [email protected] +962 (0)6 510 04 60 Ext.2108 +962 (0)790 04 58 49 @RulaAmin
Communication Officer, Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa Mysa KHALAF 

[email protected]

+971 526 686 240 +971 585 924 930  

National spokespersons

Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle

Burkina Faso

Moussa BOUGMA  [email protected] +226 253 405 22   @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

@RefugeesCmr

CAR

Stella FATIME

  [email protected]

 

+236 755 58 464

@UNHCR_CAR
Côte d'Ivoire Daouda GUIROU [email protected] +225  22 52 76 76  +225 0643 0761 @UNHCRCIV
Democratic Republic of Congo Joel SMITH [email protected]   +243 825 257 774  
Djibouti

Dauoda GUIROU

[email protected] +253 21 35 22 00 +253 (0) 77 12 92 07

@Dguirou

@UNHCRDjibouti

Ethiopia

Kisut GEBREEGZIABHER

[email protected]

+251 116 612 822

+ 251 911 208 901

@Kisut_g

Ethiopia Neven CRVENKOVIC [email protected]   +251 948 053 450 NC_UNHCR
Ethiopia Melike TRIGG

[email protected]

  +251 (0) 905 01 29 22 @UNHCREthiopia
Ghana

Patience FOLLEY

[email protected]     @UNHCRGhana
Kenya

Eujin BYUN

[email protected]

  +254 798 487 988 @eujin2
Malawi

Kenyi LUKAJO

[email protected]   +265 885 510 477  
Mali

Chadi OUANES

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

Jean-Sébastien JOSSET             

[email protected]

 

+227 90 76 69 77

@UNHCRNiger
Nigeria Gabriel Damilare ADEYEMO    [email protected]   +234 901 066 0496 @UNHCRNigeria
Rwanda

Eric Didier KARINGANIRE

[email protected]

  +250 (0) 783 611 637

@erickadidier @RefugeesRwanda

Rwanda Lily CARLISLE

[email protected]

  +250 (0) 788 35 02 95

@LillyCarlisle

Senegal Gosia COURTAY [email protected]   +221 765 337 429  
Somalia Marco LEMBO

[email protected]

 

+254 (0) 714 524 339

@MarcoLembo01

@UNHCRSom

South Africa Laura PADOAN [email protected]   +27834635444  
South Sudan Charlotte HALLQVIST

[email protected]

  +211 (0) 925 58 00 98 @C_Hallqvist
Sudan

Assadullah NASRULLAH

[email protected]

 

+249 912 178 991

@UNHCRinSudan
 

Sudan Giulia RAFFAELLI [email protected]   +249 91 216 7016  
Tanzania Goodness MREMA

[email protected]

  +255 (0) 714 05 87 49 @goodmrema
Togo Sefako SOSSA [email protected]      
Uganda Frank WALUSIMBI

[email protected]

  +256 (0) 772 70 11 40

@FrankWALUSIMBI

Zambia Kelvin SHIMO [email protected] +260 211 265 873 x6 +260 979 585 832  
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Argentina (covering Southern Latin America) Analía KIM [email protected]

+54 11 4014-1600

+54 911 4089-0846 @anitakim_AK
Brazil Luiz Fernando GODINHO   [email protected]

+55 61 304 457 44

+55 61 304 457 01

+55 61 818 709 78  @LuizFGodinho
Canada

Melanie Gallant 

 

Gisèle NYEMBWE

[email protected]

 

[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 Diego Pérez DAMASCO [email protected] +506 2242 0714 +506 6364 9354 @DieDamasco
Ecuador Diana DIAZ [email protected]  

+593 99 401 3567

@DianaDiazRod
El Salvador Oscar RAMIREZ [email protected]   +503 2209 3585 @oramirezsal
Guatemala Daniel Calderon GONZALEZ [email protected]   +502 3760 4567 @dodifog
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)

Andrea MUCINO-SANCHEZ [email protected] +1 202 751 9000  

@andyymucino

Venezuela Luca NICOSIA [email protected]   +58 (0) 4145140394 @ACNUR_Venezuela
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Afghanistan Peter KESSLER [email protected]  

+93 70 246 56 14

 
Afghanistan Tony ASEH [email protected]   +93 702 465 611  
Australia

Jade HERRON

[email protected]

+61 2 6281 9107 +61 424 545 569  
Australia Charlotta LOMAS [email protected] +612 6281 9112 +61 424 545 569 @charlottalomas
Bangladesh Regina DE LA PORTILLA [email protected]   +88 018 473 272 79  
Bangladesh Mostafa Mohammad Sazzad HOSSAIN [email protected]   +88 013 130 464 59  
China XU nan [email protected] +86 10 6532 0975 +86 13 91 00 57 802  
Indonesia Mitra Salima SURYONO [email protected] +62 21 2964 3602 +62 811 136 1046 @Mitrasalima
Iran Duniya ASLAM KHAN [email protected]   +98 991 205 8010  
Iran

Farha BHOYROO

[email protected]

+98 21 89349 112 +98 912 132 7183 @FarhaBhoyroo
Japan Yuki MORIYA [email protected] +81 334 992 042 +81 90 1709 7620 @UNHCR_Tokyo

Myanmar

Reuben LIM Wende

Stephanie FERRY

[email protected]

[email protected]

     
Myanmar Yin Yin MYINT [email protected]   +95 943 12 18 30  
Korea, Republic of Saegil LEE [email protected]   +82 10 3169 7281  
Malaysia Yante ISMAIL [email protected] +603 21 17 14 40 +601 3 352 6286 @yanteism
Pakistan

Aoife MCDONNELL

[email protected]   +92 3202 538 941 (mobile and WhatsApp)  
Pakistan Qaiser Khan AFRIDI [email protected] +92 51 260 08 60-76 +92 (0) 300 501 8696 @qaiserafridi
Philippines Maria Jorica PAMINTUAN [email protected] +63 2 8403 2336 +63 917 596 8654 @unhcrph
Thailand

Morgane ROUSSEL-HEMERY

[email protected]   +66 81 140 4353   
Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
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 SCHOEFFL [email protected]

+43/1 26060 5307

+43/699 1459 5307

@CorneliaRuth

 

Azerbaijan Elsevar AGHAYEV [email protected] +994 12 492 1443 +994 50 214 6037 @Elsevar_Aghayev
Belgium Frederik BORDON [email protected]

+32(0)2 627 5932

+32(0) 476 420 134

@UNHCRBelgie @UNHCRBelgique

Bulgaria

Christine Pirovolakis

 

Yana Dodnikova-Pashkunova

[email protected]

 

[email protected]

+44 7931 832164

 

+359 2 980 2453/54

+359 0887 500 137

 

+359 885665676 / +359 878865431

 
Bosnia & Herzegovina Dejan DROBNJAK   +387 33 290 401 +387 61 163 058 @UNHCRBiH
Croatia Jan KAPIC [email protected] +385 137 134 15 +385 911 150 115  
Cyprus Emilia STROVOLIDOU [email protected] +37 223 590 43 +357 9983 2614  
Czech Republic Juliette STEVENSON [email protected]   +36 30 719 0013  
Denmark Elisabeth Arnsdorf HASLUND [email protected]   +46 70 442 3199 @MsHaslund
France and Monaco Céline SCHMITT  [email protected] +33 1 44 43 48 55 +33 6 23 16 11 78  
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
Greece Stella NANOU [email protected] +30 216 200 7800 +30 694 458 6037  
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  
Lithuania Renata KULES [email protected] + 370 5210 7416   @RenataKules
Luxembourg Frederik BORDON [email protected] +32(0)2 627 5932 +32(0) 476 420 134  
North Macedonia Ljubinka BRASHNARSKA [email protected] +389 231 186 41 ext. 202 +389 722 693 46 @brashnarska
Montenegro

Mensur BAJRAMSPAHIC

[email protected]      
Netherlands Femke JOORDENS [email protected] +31 70 250 18 07 +31 6 23 84 55 40

@unhcrnederland

Norway Anders AALBU [email protected] +46 10 10 12 820 +46 (0)707 57 6285 @aalbu
Poland Rafał KOSTRZYNSKI [email protected] +48 22 390 3860 +48 788 22 40 10 @UNHCRPoland
Poland Tarik ARGAZ [email protected]      
Romania Gabriela LEU [email protected] +40 21 201 7898 +40 722 212097  
Russian Federation Dinara GALAKHOVA [email protected] +7 495 660 0859 +7 903 721 7560 @UNHCRussia
Serbia Mirjana IVANOVIC-MILENKOVSKI [email protected] +381 11 308 2100/103 + 381 63 275 154  
Slovakia Juliette STEVENSON [email protected]   +36 30 719 0013  
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 Elisabeth Arnsdorf HASLUND [email protected]   +46 70 442 3199 @MsHaslund
Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Vincent Bürgy (for French speaking media)

 

Martin Reichlin (for German-speaking media)

[email protected]

 

[email protected]

+41 31 309 60 92

 

+41 31 309 60 93

+41 31 309 60 92

 

+41 31 309 60 93

@unhcr_ch
Turkey Selin UNAL [email protected] +90 312 409 7065 +90 530 2827862 @selinunal79
United Kingdom

Catherine STUBBERFIELD

 [email protected]   +44 7880 230 985

 

Ukraine Victoria ANDRIEVSKA  [email protected] +380 44 288 9424 (ext. 128) +380 50 413 8404

@UNHCRUkraine

Responsibility Name Email Office phone Mobile Twitter handle
Algeria Eunice OHANUSI [email protected] +213 661 970 315   @unhcralgeria
Dubai Khaled KABARRA [email protected]   +971 506 410 868  
Dubai Ola Anan [email protected]   +90 971 01 2123  
Egypt Christine BESHAY  [email protected] +2 022 728 56 00 +2 012 835 798 32 @UNHCREgypt
Jordan

Roland Schönbauer

[email protected]   +962 79 119 2532 @R_Schoenbauer
Jordan  Meshal ELFAYEZ  [email protected]   +962 797 045 391  
Iraq Firas AL-KHATEEB [email protected]   +964 780 918 9700 @UNHCRIraq
Israel Sharon HAREL [email protected] +972 (0)3 637 6504 +972 (0)52 3240 118  
Lebanon Lisa ABOU KHALED [email protected] +961 1 849 201, ext: 2134 +961 71 880 070

@lisa_ak

@UNHCRLebanon

Mauritania Josephine LEBAS-JOLY  [email protected] +222 28 88 21 05    
Morocco Sarah MOKADADER [email protected]   +212 659 740720 @UnhcrMorocco
North Lebanon Khaled KABBARA [email protected]   +961 70 100 740  
Tunisia Chiara CAVALCANTI [email protected] +216 719 633 83

+216 505 043 73

@cavalcantichi