Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator


Since August 2015, Philippe Lazzarini is assigned by the UN Secretary-General as the Deputy UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon. He has extensive experience in humanitarian assistance and international coordination in conflict and post-conflict areas at senior levels, including through his latest assignment in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia as Deputy Special Representative, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions in the United Nations for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and in various field positions in Iraq, Angola, Somalia and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  He also served for 10 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as the deputy Head of Communication, Head of the ICRC delegation in Rwanda, Angola, and Sarajevo and as an ICRC delegate in Southern Sudan, Jordan, Gaza, and Beirut. 

Mr. Lazzarini graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Neuchatel and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Lausanne.

He is a national of Switzerland, born in 1964, and he is married with four children.

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Philippe Lazzarini
Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator
Nayla Hajjar
Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator
Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) Contact Details
Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) Staff List
Hanna Schmitt
Head of Office
Jon Hedenstrom
Senior Planning and Coordination Advisor
Christian De Clercq
Senior Economic Advisor
Hagop Kouyoumdjian
Coordination Officer
Rony Gedeon
Planning and Coordination Specialist
Yanthe Cornelissen
Coordination and Policy Advisor
Farah Ballout
Coordination Associate
Kristine Najjar
Junior Coordination Officer
Dania Jarmakani
Communication and Coordination Consultant
Roberta Maio
UN Fellow
Mahmoud Asmar
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Contact Details
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Staff List
Severine Rey
Head of Office
Anne France White
Deputy Head of Office
Helene Michalak
Humanitarian Affairs Officer
Alexandar Binns
Humanitarian Affairs Officer
Sandy Maroun
Humanitarian Affairs Officer
Milena El Murr
Communication Officer
Bernard Chedid
National Information Management Officer
Bernadette Dabbak
National Information Management Officer
Magalie Salazar
Fund Manager
Dana Khawaja
Finance Officer
Yendi Ghossein
Programme Analyst
Sebastian Brandt
UN Volunteer
Rana Karam
Administrative & Finance Officer
Desiree Abi Hachem
Administrative & Logistics Assistant
Shadi Hamadi
Zouheir Bader
Elie El Hage