Head of Community Stabilization Unit
Brian Kelly is the head of the Community Stabilization Unit for the International Organization for Migration. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Prior to this he was the Regional Emergency and Post Crisis Advisor at the IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. He has been with IOM since 2000 and has worked in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Iraq, Pakistan, and elsewhere. Specializing in humanitarian operations and the coordination of relief-and-recovery programming, Mr. Kelly helps governments, the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector support vulnerable populations and stabilize communities. His publications include an article on the relationship between climate change and displacement in South Asia, a handbook about communicating with disaster-affected communities, and lessons learned from the Libya experience supporting international labor migrants caught in crisis. Before joining IOM, Mr. Kelly worked with the International Rescue Committee and for the Connecticut State Department of Education.