Kerem Kınık

President of Turkish Red Crescent; Vice President of the IFRC,

Kerem Kınık has volunteered with various organisations concerned with humanitarian aid since his time at the university. Dr Kınık worked as a volunteer physician during the Kosovo War and the 1999 Marmara Earthquake. He also served as the Chair of the Yeryüzü Doktorları (Doctors of the Earth) Foundation. During that time, he managed humanitarian aid activities and projects at numerous conflict and disaster zones, including Pakistan, Palestine, Central America, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has written many articles and essays about humanitarian aid, migration policy, development, humanitarian law and humanitarian diplomacy. He was elected Vice President in 2015 and President in 2016 at Turkish Red Crescent Society in. He was also elected as the IFRC Vice President responsible for Europe and Middle East Regions in November 2017.