Dr. Simon Missiri is the regional director for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Europe. He sets the strategic direction of the IFRC regional office for Europe in Budapest and several sub-regional and country offices (including Brussels, Athens, Moscow and Kiev), in providing IFRC support and policy work with National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies in 54 countries.
Will Europe turn the migration crisis into an opportunity to build peace? With the current fixation on the protection of borders, we must insist on the protection of people, writes IFRC's Simon Missiri in this guest column. How can the humanitarian community help build inclusive communities to support conflict resolution and build cultures of peace?