Melanie Ward is Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy for the International Rescue Committee.
She leads the IRC's policy and advocacy work in Europe on issues including the refugee crisis and the conflict in Syria. She has also worked for international poverty charities including Christian Aid and ActionAid, where she lead campaigns against tax dodging and for women’s rights. Melanie has worked as a human rights observer in the Middle East. She has a degree from the University of Stirling and a Masters in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. She tweets @melanie_ward.