Following disturbing reports of attacks in July, and with the authorization of an increase in troops for the UN mission, we asked six experts what government, aid agencies and local actors need to do to improve the situation in South Sudan.
Melanie Gallant / @MelGalla
Head of Media Relations, Oxfam Canada
Melanie is currently Head of Media Relations at Oxfam Canada, covering a vast portfolio of international issues and projects. Melanie’s humanitarian experience is diverse. She led media relations for Oxfam’s response to the Ebola Crisis out of Freetown, Sierra Leone, at the height of the epidemic. Most recently, she was on mission in Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
Melanie has a Graduate Diploma in Communications and Media Studies from Concordia University, and a Bachelors in International Management from McGill University. She is originally from Moncton, New Brunswick. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.