Humanitarian Affairs Adviser, Médecins sans Frontières
Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui is humanitarian affairs adviser with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) in Amsterdam where she leads on migration. At MSF, Hassiba focuses on search and rescue in the Mediterranean Sea, the deadliest route for migrants, and the situation of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Libya. She also advises MSF on its work on Rohingyas in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Malaysia. Prior to joining MSF, Hassiba was Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International for a decade, where she oversaw the organisation’s research and campaigns on a range of countries, including Egypt, Libya and Iran, and led the organisation’s response to the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011. She has also been a legal officer with the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva. Hassiba is an Algerian national and holds degrees in law from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris 2 Assas, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. She has been a research fellow at the New York University School of Law and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International law.