Mohamed Babiker

When you were ten years old, what did you think you would be doing today?

During my childhood one of my dreams was to be a medical doctor to help treat sick people. Where I grew up, there were limited or no health facilities at all. I saw many people suffer including members of my own family. Only a few mobile medical teams came irregularly to our village as it is was difficult to reach.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?

I would love to have dinner with Henry Dunant to thank him for his great vision which has enabled me to join the Movement. I would like to ask him what he thinks of what we are doing today. Most importantly, as a founder of the Movement, I would like to know his views on how we can keep his vision alive and his opinions on how we can take different humanitarian actions together, under one strategy and one voice.

Tell us what you do at the IFRC. What has your most rewarding experience been?

I am the Regional Representative for the Gulf and Head of Delegation based in Amman. I joined the IFRC in 1998. Two missions are particularly memorable, for example, when I was in India with the National Disaster Response Team. We prepositioned stocks at national and state levels which has made a big difference in local response capacity. My time in Afghanistan as the IFRC’s focal point during the response to the 1999 earthquake operation in a conflict situation also stands out. I currently work with National Societies towards achieving Strategy 2020. We strive to complement each other in every aspect to improve our humanitarian services in the region.


Regional Representative for the Gulf and Head of Delegation for Jordan