Christine South has been working with the Red Cross Movement since 1995. She worked first as a programme officer for the British Red Cross, then for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva and Kosovo, before finally moving to work with the international Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 2000. Since then she has worked in the headquarters in Geneva in both organizational development and capacity building and in disaster management. She has also carried out field missions to Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, Liberia and most recenty Ethiopia. She is currently responsible for Operations Quality Assurance in the Disaster Services Department of the IFRC.