From November, 2017

Deployed to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

It began with an email: ‘the UN team has contacted us and they are requesting your deployment as soon as possible, initially for six weeks…how quickly would you be able to travel and assume your responsibilities in Dhaka or Cox’s Bazar?’ This was on Saturday evening, 7 October, 2017.  Just over one week later, I would swap my UN OCHA reports officer job in Islamabad for UN OCHA public information officer in Dhaka, supporting the response team in the humanitarian quagmire unfolding in Bangladesh. The plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is being well documented across news and social media channels:…