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Every day, 34,000 people are forcibly displaced from their homes. Step into the shoes of a displaced family with this immersive, hands-on experience that brings to life the impossible choices refugees face every day. The simulation is framed by Su’ad Jarbawi, Mercy Corps’ regional program director for the Middle East, who shares stories from the field about how Mercy Corps is helping refugees meet their urgent needs around the world.
About the Speaker
Jarbawi joined Mercy Corps in 2003 as a Fellow at Headquarters for a year. Since, she has filled different roles including Program Manager in Sudan (2004), Head of Office in Haiti (2010 - 2012), Team Leader within the Global Emergencies Team with work in Yemen, Mali, Central African Republic and Syria (2012 – 2014) and Humanitarian Director then Country Director in Iraq (2014-2017). She is currently the Middle East Regional Director based in Jordan.
From 2007 to 2009, she returned to her home country Palestine where she spent a year working on municipality development projects followed by a year of work at the Prime Minister Office.
Jarbawi carries an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA in Political Science from Earlham College. She is fluent in English and Arabic and proficient in French.