Meetings upon meetings. It’s been good to be here in Geneva for the UN Consultations. It’s helpful to hear the perspectives of the UN and some of the big players on the Refugee Highway. I’ve had some good personal encounters as well between meetings.
Today the former director of the Red Cross in Ethiopia gave me a gift bag with a large container of Ethiopian honey and Ethiopian coffee beans (best coffee on the planet). Amazing hospitality and kindness.
The Ethiopian Relief an development agency on whose board he now sits would like IAFR to see some of their work and explore opportunities for partnership. I told him that we are stretched pretty thin at the moment and can’t expand – but hopefully we will increase our capacity in the future to take him up on his offer.