Barbara Jackson is the Humanitarian Director for CARE International based in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Jackson is a humanitarian professional with over twenty-five years experience working in developing countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas. She has served as a Country Director for CARE in Honduras, Bolivia and Mozambique, as well as Assistant Country Director and Senior Sector Coordinator in Guatemala, Bangladesh, Uganda and Ethiopia, all countries subject to natural disasters and in some cases, conflict. Ms. Jackson is responsible for upholding CARE International’s Humanitarian Mandate of responding to humanitarian emergencies an essential part of CARE’s work to fight poverty and injustice, recognizing that emergencies are a cause and effect of both. She is a firm believer that it is every individual’s right to receive the best support and help in a time of crisis that can possibly be offered and that CARE, along with other agencies, must ensure effective, quality and timely humanitarian response. Ms. Jackson is married and has an eighteen year old son attending New York University.