How wealth creation can save lives in emergencies

Mike Penrose

Mike Penrose is Director for Emergency Programmes for Save the Children. With a background in humanitarian aid, Mike has worked in most of the major humanitarian and conflict related crises since his first mission during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. This has included the management of response programmes in over 25 countries including Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Liberia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and Somalia. Mike also acts as a specialist trainer on hostage survival to several Governments and large corporations since being held hostage by Chechen Rebel Fighters during the 1996 conflict.

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