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Aitor Zabalgogeascoa

Aitor Zabalgogeazkoa has been Head of Mission of MSF operations in Aleppo, Syria between 2012 and 2014. Currently Aitor is acting as Médecins Sans Frontières International Representative based in Istanbul, Turkey. Between 2006 and 2012 he was the Executive Director in Spain and member of the International Executive Committe of MSF. From 2003 to 2005 he was Director of the Emergency Unit in MSF for operations in DRC (Kivus, conflict), Sudan (Darfur, displacement), Iraq (war), Iran (Bam, quake), Zambia (cholera outbreak), Guinea Bissau (measles outbreak), Ethiopia (meningitis vaccination), Sri Lanka (tsunami), Chechnya (war) and Angola (Marburg Haemorragic Fever outbreak). Producer of the “Invisibles” documentary in 2005. From 1993 to 2003 acted as Emergency Coordinator and team leader in epidemics, disasters and conflicts in Occupied Palestinian Territories, Colombia, Irak, Chechnya, Gambia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Centro African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ceuta (Spain), Argentina, Georgia, China, Tanzania, Honduras, Guinea Bissau, Kosovo and Tayikistan. He has background in media management, journalism and TV production. Born in Bilbao, Spain in 1964.