Patrick Youssef

Regional Director, Africa, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

I joined the ICRC in 2005 and completed different field missions in Sudan, Chad, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. Between 2010 & 2013, I was the deputy head of operations for the Near and Middle East covering Yemen, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the GCC. Prior to my current assignment as Regional Director for Africa, I headed the Red Cross delegation in Iraq and was the Head of Operations for North and West Africa In addition to my field experience, I worked on specific topics related to the respect of International Humanitarian Law such as the treatment and judicial guarantees of persons deprived of freedom, the recruitment of children in armed forces and Transitional Justice. Born in 1978, I hold a degree in law and a master’s degree in diplomacy and strategic negotiations from Paris Sud XI and an LLM in International Law in armed conflicts from Geneva University.

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