Gerry Marton

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Gerald Marton "is the Director of Humanitarian Affairs at the International Rescue Committee's Headquarters in New York where he is involved in advocacy initiatives that influence policy and public support for people affected by political oppression, disasters, and violent conflict.

"For the previous 10 years at IRC, Gerald was the Director of Emergency Response. He has overseen emergency assessments and operations in Burundi, Liberia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Congo, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, East Timor, Northern Uganda, Bosnia, Angola, Ethiopia, Darfur-Sudan, Middle East, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Tsunami-affected areas of Indonesia.

"Gerald served two elected terms as the Co-Chair of the Disaster Response Committee of InterAction and also served on the Sphere Project Management Committee.

"Gerald is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs. He has published numerous articles and book chapters covering a variety of topics on international aid and is an active spokesperson for human rights and humanitarian assistance." [1]

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  1. Gerry Marton, Global Congo Action, accessed August 18, 2008.