Sophia Swithern

Sophia leads the DI team working on issues related to humanitarian assistance and funding in crisis contexts having worked on humanitarian issues for over 14 years. Before joining DI, she worked for Oxfam for ten years, including as; Humanitarian Policy Adviser; Humanitarian Protection Adviser in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Conflict Transformation and Protection Manager in Liberia, and Refugee Policy Adviser working on international and European policy. Prior to Oxfam she worked for UNHCR and for the Legal Aid Board in public information and media roles. Sophia has a European Masters  degree in Human Rights.