Dale Buscher

Dale Buscher, Senior Director for Programs, leads the Women’s Refugee Commission’s work on refugee livelihoods, youth, gender, and disabilities and oversees the Commission’s work on sexual and reproductive health and Migrants Rights and Justice. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Buscher has been working in the refugee assistance field since 1988 in a variety of capacities including with Vietnamese boat people in the Philippines, with Haitian refugees interned at Guantanamo Bay, with displaced Kurds in Northern Iraq, with Bosnian refugees in Croatia and with Kosovars in Albania and in Kosovo. He also led the International Catholic Migration Commission’s $25 million international programs in 20 countries. Additionally, Mr. Buscher has worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and wrote the handbook, Operational Protection in Camps and Settlements. Buscher has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and a Bachelors of Science degree from Iowa State University. He lives in New York.

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