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Hani Alhomsh

Mr. Alhomsh is a second-year master student at Columbia School of Social Work concentrating on policy practice and international social welfare. He received the Civil Society Leadership Award from the Open Society Foundation in 2017 to complete his higher education in the United States. In 2014, Mr. Alhomsh received the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University, which focused on humanitarian interventions ranging from mental health and education in emergencies, forced migration, and human rights. His passion for social work started after joining the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in 2011 while responding to the influx of Iraqi refugees in Syria. During the last eight years, he held several positions at WFP and most recently led operations in Aleppo governorate from 2014-2017. Prior to his work at WFP, Mr. Alhomsh worked as a research assistant at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas for 15 months. His current research interests include refugee resilience, inclusion, and social safety nets. He can be followed on Twitter: @Al_Homsh