Raimond Duijsens

Senior policy officer with the Netherlands Red Cross

Raimond Duijsens works as senior policy officer with the Netherlands Red Cross. In the past he has also, in various positions, worked on strategic and policy issues with the International Federation in Geneva and New York. He is currently a PhD candidate, focusing on vulnerability in informal settlements in the global south and the opportunities for and limitations of National Red Cross Societies to address these. The PhD research is sponsored by the Netherlands Red Cross and carried out with Disaster Studies,Wageningen University.


  • Humanitarian challenges of urbanization

    The plight of more than one billion people nowadays living in informal settlements, characterized by vulnerability and poverty, should be the concern of humanitarian organizations. Applying the ‘human security’ framework and ‘livelihoods’ approach can enable them to take a proactive role.