Washington, D.C. – Today, the leaders of 21 leading organizations involved in international humanitarian response sent a letter to the Trump Administration objecting “in the strongest terms” to the U.S. decision to withhold $65 million in planned U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The last year has seen significant global challenges, including an unprecedented level of humanitarian need, rising inequality and exclusion, growing climate change impacts, and increasing threats to our shared security. Nevertheless, the international community has taken important steps in addressing these challenges by implementing the recent bold commitments to foster sustainable peace.
December 9, 2016- In marking International Human Rights Defenders Day, the undersigned organizations commend the work of all human rights defenders working for justice globally, stand in solidarity with them, and highlight the case of individuals and organizations focused on Palestine. Human rights defenders advocating and working on Palestinian human rights around the world are facing intensifying threats and are increasingly targeted for their work.
AFSC strategic priorities in Burundi
Through 2018, AFSC is focusing its work in Burundi in three key areas. Working with people affected by war and violence—particularly women, youth, ex-combatants, returnees, and internally displaced people—AFSC is building the conditions for lasting peace and economic development.
Promoting community livelihood recovery, social cohesion, and trauma healing
Commitments to more effective synergies among peace, humanitarian and development actions in complex humanitarian situations
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (alternatives in Asia can be discussed)
Application Deadline: June 12, 2018
For consideration, please attach your cover letter and resume to the online application.
Summary of Principal Responsibilities
The Regional Director is the official representative of the AFSC in Asia, providing leadership, supporting programmatic work and supervising AFSC staff in the region.