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Working with the media

Information for journalists interested in covering HI's work or getting expert insight from our staff.

Humanity & Inclusion staff members regularly offer their insight to the media. We have a wide range of expert spokespeople available for interviews with U.S. and international journalists.

Our press team can facilitate access to HI staff and projects and provide a wide range of high-quality reports, case studies, photos and videos suitable for broadcast.

For journalists planning trips to countries in which HI works, we may be able to provide information before traveling, support with logistics, and briefings on arrival, along with access to our staff, projects, and program participants on the ground. Please note that our capacity to provide this level of support is limited. Therefore, we prefer to develop relationships with trusted media partners that have a proven track record of impactful, high-quality coverage.

In all our work with the media, our overriding priority is always the protection of the people we serve.

For more information, please get in touch with our press contact, Elizabeth Johnson Sellers by email at [email protected].


The following Humanity & Inclusion experts are available for interview:

Jeff Meer, U.S. Executive Director

Jeff is responsible for Humanity & Inclusion U.S., leading a dynamic team to deliver an ambitious national strategy aligned with our vision and values. He serves on the steering committee of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Before joining HI, Jeff served as the Special Advisor for Global Health Policy and Development at PHI. He entered the U.S. Foreign Service in 1986, with overseas postings in Guangzhou, China, and Frankfurt, Germany. Back home in Washington, D.C., he specialized in human rights and humanitarian issues.

Jeff then became the founding program officer for peace and security at the United Nations Foundation. Later, he became Executive Director of the U.S. Association for UNHCR, where for five years he led efforts to raise awareness and funds on behalf of the UN Refugee Agency.

Technical experts

Humanity & Inclusion has a team of technical experts who support our local staff working on projects around the world. We have specialists on a range of topics including:

  • Disability worldwide
  • Inclusive education
  • Economic and social inclusion
  • Inclusive governance (e.g. support to organizations run by and for people with disabilities, accessibility)
  • Prevention and Health (e.g. HIV and AIDS, Non-Communicable Diseases, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Mental Health, Epilepsy, Maternal and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Violence and Protection, and Road Safety.)
  • Physical rehabilitation and orthopedics
  • Humanitarian emergencies (e.g. inclusion of people with disabilities, basic needs, logistics)
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Food Security
  • Explosive weapons and armed violence reduction (e.g. humanitarian demining, risk education, victim assistance, advocacy)

Please contact our press team to be put in touch with a relevant technical expert.

HI-US Media Contact

Mira Adam
Sr. Media Officer
[email protected]
Tel: +1 (202) 855-0301

Elizabeth J. Sellers
e[email protected]
Tel: +1 (270) 847-3443


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