Kristina Delgado spent four years in Turkey developing grassroots humanitarian relief programmes for refugees from Syria and Iraq. In this time, she helped start up and direct an NGO working to provide long-term gender-responsive solutions for refugees in Istanbul. Prior to this, she graduated from the George Washington University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs focusing on public health and development and a minor in Arabic. Afterwards, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship that first set her path in Turkey. To date, she has worked with NGOs in the US, Latin America and the MENA region, on projects regarding gender-based violence, maternal health and refugee advocacy. While pursuing her MPP, she worked with United Nations Women, supporting the humanitarian unit’s efforts in creating normative frameworks for gender-inclusive humanitarian programming.
Master’s thesis title
The cost of localising humanitarian action in armed conflicts: How has risk transfer occurred in Syria?