(The Humanitarian Social Network)
My name is Kristian, and I am with IRIN.
IRIN is the UN OCHA's news and analysis service, reporting on humanitarian issues around the globe.
Some of you may already know our service: www.irinnews.org
We try to cover subjects and news that matter to you working in the aid field.
One thing that I found that many aid workers have to cope with is to manage their private life.
How to find a suitable partner, who is willing to accompany you when going on missions?
How to cope with limited dating opportunities while being in the field?
Is aid work the death sentence to every longtime relationship?
Do high risk duty stations make it more and more difficult to bring your partner and family with you?
Is all this a reason for you to pursue a different career or to hope for a posting at HQ?
I would be very interested to hear your oppinions. Either here in the forum, or if you prefer more
anonymity, I would love to conduct brief phone interviews with you (as stated, your names do not have to appear
in print, if you do not wish so).
You can either post here or send an email to (also if you have any further questions):
Looking forward hearing from you!