Andrew Kiogora Mbogori has been named the United Nations (UN) Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Ethiopia.

The appointment was made by United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths.

This comes as a lot of Ethiopians face displacement owing to the ongoing conflict between the country’s military and the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF).

Mbogori, a Kenyan, has previously served as a diplomat at the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR for almost three decades.

His time at UNHCR saw him work as a representative in Bangladesh where the agency was tasked with assisting more than a million Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar.

He has also held the position of Deputy Director for United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) leading humanitarian response for more than 2 million internally displaced persons and refugees.

He also served as the UNHCR’s global emergencies department based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Prior to this appointment, he was the Principal Emergency Situation Coordinator for Tigray Emergency in Ethiopia and acting Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator.

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