AMERA International welcomes new director

AMERA International is delighted to announce it has appointed Sabine Larribeau as director, with immediate effect.

Sabine brings a wealth of experience, skills and talents to AMERA – having worked extensively with, and for, refugees for the past 15 years in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa.

A lawyer by training, Sabine specialises in protection, mental health, and coordinated legal and psychosocial case management. Sabine has a particular interest in the interchange between biopsychosocial factors and law, and has developed and implemented programming accordingly.

Sabine, pictured below, has worked as a consultant developing programming strategies that target the needs of refugees and migrants. Most recently, Sabine was a director in the executive leadership team at St Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS), a pioneering refugee-led organisation based in Cairo, providing direct services and developing resources and capacities within community-based organisations.

She also has a long history with AMERA and its work – and was team leader of the unaccompanied children and youth team at AMERA Egypt a decade ago. Sabine brings to AMERA International a vision and energy for integrated and dynamic refugee legal aid, working for, and with, refugee communities.

AMERA International chair, Alice Johnson commented: “We are delighted to welcome Sabine into the AMERA fold. She has a clear vision to take AMERA forward and we are excited for the future.”