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Umer Khan

Senior Director, Emergency Operations

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Umer Khan is Lutheran World Relief’s Senior Director for Emergency Operations. His main role at LWR is to support our country programs in preparing for and responding to natural and manmade disaster in an efficient and effective manner. His goal is to close the gap between the occurrence of a disaster and our response to it by working closely with the regional and country teams to improve the agency’s emergency response capacity. In addition, Umer develops and manages LWR’s safety and security systems and policies to ensure safe operating environment for LWR staff and the communities that we work with.

Umer has over 23 years of overall and 13 years of progressively responsible international development experience in logistics, emergency operations, and security management in South and South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, The Caribbean, and United States.