Person of the Week: Andrew Cameron

    Andrew Cameron, a nurse, has worked in some of the most troublesome and conflict-torn regions of the world, including Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan. This Red Cross employee from New Zealand currently serves in South Ossetia, a Central Asian region fighting for independence from Georgia, where he is stationed in remote villages affected by the conflict.

    Cameron’s colleagues at Red Cross New Zealand describe him as an hands-on worker who is very passionate and dedicated to his chosen vocation. He has also brought significant contributions to the work of Red Cross New Zealand since he joined in 1996, the organization’s operations manager has added.

    Cameron was recently named a recipient of one of this year’s Florence Nightingale medals, which are awarded by the International Committee of the Red Cross to people who have shown exceptional courage as well as devotion to the sick and wounded or to civilian victims of disaster or conflict.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.