Pawel Krzysiek is a communications strategist for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Asia-Pacific. An Arabic-speaker, Pawel is responsible for ICRC’s media and public outreach strategy in the region to raise awareness of the humanitarian situation and to assist people in need to access services. From 2015-2018, this former journalist handled communications in Syria for the ICRC. Much of his work has been to cross the frontline of war zones into besieged towns. He also undertook missions for the ICRC in South Sudan (2014-2015) and Iraq (2012-2014) as well as for UN agencies in Syria and Burundi. He completed an MA in political communication in 2008 at the University of Szczecin in Poland.