Former coordinator of L’Auberge des Migrants, a French-based association which is providing food and material aid for displaced people in north of France, as well as defending their rights. As a human rights defender, Loan was prosecuted in court for denouncing police abuses in Calais. He is now providing assistance to vulnerable populations in Poitiers, France, and volunteering with Doctor of the World in France.
Caroline is the co-founder and general coordinator of Refugee Women’s Centre since 2016, an association operating in the region of the Hauts-de-France, in Grande-Synthe, Calais and Lille.
Devon Cone has spent her career focusing on refugee rights and refugee assistance. She worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for eight years in Kenya, Egypt, Uganda, and Lebanon as a Resettlement Officer, Protection Officer and Child Protection Specialist focusing on identifying particularly vulnerable refugees, improving their access to medical, psycho-social and legal services and writing their cases for resettlement to safer countries. Within these assignments, she developed curriculum and led trainings on refugee protection for government officials, NGO staff and UN agencies. Given her expertise in refugee protection, in 2015, she was selected by the U.S. Department of State to conduct an independent evaluation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) which is responsible for choosing, vetting and resettling refugees to the United States.
Devon spent the latter part of 2016 setting up and managing a free legal aid clinic for refugees in Greece and is currently the Director of Protection Programs at the international refugee agency, HIAS where she is responsible for providing technical expertise and guidance for HIAS’ protection and legal programming globally. She holds a Master’s degree from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. She also holds a certificate in Forced Migration from Oxford University, a certificate in International Migration Law from the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and a certificate in Humanitarian Studies from Harvard University. Her writing has been published in Foreign Policy, the Forced Migration Review and the Huffington Post.