CRS BOARD

CRS Board

Amr ElShora - Chairman
Amr ElShora - Chairman

Amr Elshora is the Chairman & Co-founder of the Center for Refugee Solidarity. Before joining the Center for Refugee Solidarity he co-founded & was the coordinator of “Doctors without rights movements”. Amr Elshora participated eagerly in the manifestations and activities of the Egyptian revolution since its onset, he is member of Tahrir doctors association since November 2011 and a Co-founder / member of the political office of (way of revolution front). Amr Elshora was elected member of the board of the “Egyptian Medical Syndicate” in September 2013 and co-founded the Association of health workers in February 2014. Amr Elshora holds a M.B. , B.CH. In medicine and surgery Faculty of Medicine, Cairo university & Crisis Management diploma.

Petter Carlsson Söderstrand – Treasurer
Petter Carlsson Söderstrand – Treasurer

Petter Söderstrand studied a Bachelors in Arabic Studies at Lund University. During his studies, he got involved with the organisation Tamam, for which he then became the president of the national organisation. Tamam works with children and youth for diversity, anti-racism and young people's community engagement and is a growing force in Swedish society. Currently, Petter is living and working in Malmö for the organisation Youth Against Racism, Sweden's biggest anti-racist youth organisation. The project in which he works aims to develop new methods and best practices for schools' anti-discrimination work. In addition to Swedish, Petter speaks English, Arabic, Spanish & French. He is passionate about youth, languages and making sure that everyone gets a fair chance in life.

Jasmin Fritzsche - Board member
Jasmin Fritzsche - Board member

Jasmin Fritzsche is the Co-Founder and member of the Center for Refugee Solidarity's Board. Before joining the Center for Refugee Solidarity, she worked as a researcher and legal advisor on issues relating to refugees in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. She holds an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in African Development Studies in Geography and Law in Africa from Bayreuth University.

Johanneke van den Bos - Board member
Johanneke van den Bos - Board member

Johanneke van den Bos has extensive experience working in international development in the Middle East and North Africa for (international) organisations such as UN Women Regional Office for Arab States, UN Trust Fund EVAW, Bridging the Gulf- Foundation for Human Security in the Gulf Region and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee. She is the co-founder of the Sina-Network. The Network established an aid distribution system for five different refugee communities scattered throughout the urban expanse of Greater Cairo, focusing on victims of human trafficking, and women-headed households. It also seeks to provide support to the Egyptian impoverished and marginalized host communities in order to promote social cohesion and ensure a better protection environment for refugees in Cairo. Johanneke van den Bos has a Master in Languages and cultures of the Middle East and French and has completed several intensive trainings on advocacy, results based management and humanitarian aid.