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Shaheen advocates on a range of humanitarian assistance and protection issues in conflicts and disasters. He has particular expertise regarding the Middle East and South Asia and leads Oxfam's advocacy work in the UK on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Shaheen was Oxfam GB's South Asia humanitarian policy advisor based in Nepal from 2007 to 2010. Prior to this, he worked with Save the Children UK based in Beirut as Lebanon advocacy and media advisor and later Middle East advocacy and media manager. He joined the aid sector as Oxfam GB's senior media officer based in Pakistan after the Kashmir earthquake in 2005. Previously, he worked as a journalist and editor mostly in the Middle East and helped launch Aljazeera's English website in 2003.
Shaheen holds a BA in Arabic and history and an MSc in international politics of Asia and Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
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