Ms. Birgitte Bischoff Ebbesen has spent more than 15 years working with the Danish Red Cross heading disaster management programmes in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining IFRC, she was the International Director of Danish Red Cross, and Co-chair of the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support in Denmark.

In 2014, Ms. Bischoff become responsible for all Danish Red Cross all international operations. She also ran repatriation programmes for the Danish Refugee Council in Somalia and Guatemala. Ms. Bischoff also spent time in Brussels, Belgium working on fundraising and external relations for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees office.

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