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Bassam Nasser

Head of Office, CRS Gaza

Based in Gaza City.

Bassam leads a team in Gaza focused on providing emergency food, water, shelter and other lifesaving supplies to those most in need.

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As Head of Office for Catholic Relief Services in Gaza, Bassam Nasser leads a team in Gaza City focused on providing assistance for the most vulnerable populations throughout the country. He also works closely with local partners and helps them bring vital programs to people in the community.

Bassam has more than 15 years of experience in humanitarian aid, having worked with USAID partner organizations and the Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution before joining CRS in 2010.

Bassam is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew and English.

Areas of Expertise

Conflict Resolution, Crisis Assistance, Disaster Relief, Emergency Response, Gaza, Middle East, The Holy Land


Tel-Aviv University
M.A., Political Science

An-Najah National University
B.A., Sociology and Social Work