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Sorcha O'Callaghan

Director of Humanitarian Policy group

  • Leadership Team
  • Humanitarian Policy Group
Portrait of Sorcha O'Callaghan

Sorcha O’Callaghan is the Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI where she leads research into humanitarian system reform, inclusion and gender, displacement and humanitarian financing. A specialist in displacement, civilian protection and humanitarian action in protracted crises, she has worked extensively in East Africa.

  1. Think Change episode 8: what next? Rwanda asylum plan in a changing political landscape

  2. Protection of civilians: learning from ICRC’s Roots of Restraint in War study

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Humanitarian priorities for Afghanistan on World Humanitarian Day

  4. Five priorities as the new Emergency Relief Coordinator steps into his role

  5. Five years on from the World Humanitarian Summit: lots of talk, no revolution

  6. Moving on from 2020, what does a humanitarian reset look like?

  7. A humanitarian reset: impacts of a historic year


  8. Beyond the pandemic: strengthening Somalia’s health system

  9. Global crises, local action: a humanitarian reset in response to Covid-19?


  10. Achieving durable solutions by including displacement-affected communities in peacebuilding

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Covid-19: five lessons from Ebola

  12. Comment Available: the continued impact of Covid-19

    Press Release

  13. Six global trends to watch in 2020

  14. Five tests for success at the Global Refugee Forum

  15. Challenging the humanitarian status quo: a gender equality revolution


  16. The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework: progress in four East African countries

    Working papers

  17. The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework: responsibility-sharing and self-reliance in East Africa

    Working papers