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Sorcha O'Callaghan

Director of Programme – 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. Humanitarian priorities for Afghanistan on World Humanitarian Day

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

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

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

  5. A humanitarian reset: impacts of a historic year


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

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


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

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. Covid-19: five lessons from Ebola

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

    Press Release

  11. Six global trends to watch in 2020

  12. Five tests for success at the Global Refugee Forum

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


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

    Working papers

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

    Working papers