Head of Mission for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the United Arab Emirates

Clare Dalton is currently the ICR’s Head of Mission to the United Arab Emirates. In this capacity, she represents the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the UAE and engages closely with the UAE authorities and other partners and actors on humanitarian issues of mutual concern. MS. Dalton currently serves as a board member at the DIHAD International Scientific Advisory Board (DISAB).
Prior to this appointment, she was the Head of humanitarian Diplomacy at ICRC’s Geneva Headquarters. She pioneered this role, leading a global multi-disciplinary team joining up all parts of the ICRC’s diplomacy around its institutional policy and diplomacy objectives.
From 2013-2015, she was the ICRC’s Humanitarian Action Advisor, working closely with the UN in Geneva and New York, sitting on several advisory boards.
Previously, she spent eight years with ICRC in the field in a variety of challenges posts and conflict-settings, including Angola, Iraq, Darfur and Nepal as well as later with the ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi, covering Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.
Ms. Dalton has a degree in Anthropology from University College London, an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS, and a CAS at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland in Humanitarian Leadership.