Angie Garcia-Cruz, Social Media Volunteer

Angie Cruz is our social media volunteer who finds joy in maintaining connections with friends and family, whether they’re nearby or far away, using social media platforms. She eagerly anticipates utilizing these platforms to further promote the impactful refugee work undertaken by IRT.

Angie is a teacher, passionately imparting knowledge. When she is not engrossed in online activities or teaching, Angie dedicates time to her love for reading.

Clara Legallais-Moha, Corporate Sponsorship Volunteer

Clara Legallais-Moha serves as a Waste and Recycling Officer for the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. Relocating from France to England in 2023, she pursued her long-held desire to enhance her English skills and experience life abroad.

With a background in environmental engineering and sustainability, Clara’s interests extend to geography, cultural diversity, and languages. Motivated by concerns for the welfare of refugee communities worldwide, she participates actively as a Corporate Sponsorship Volunteer with us, contributing her time and effort as part of her engagement in the Councils’ volunteer programme.

Joe Barber, Information & Technology Volunteer

Joe Barber serves as an Information & Technology Volunteer and is an enthusiastic individual driven by a genuine passion for continuous learning; he is always eager to extend a helping hand wherever it is needed. With a proven track record of achievements in Engineering, including the successful completion of a prestigious Apprenticeship with BMW, he has meticulously refined his technical skills and expertise.

During a break between contracts in his professional journey, Joe actively sought out opportunities to contribute meaningfully to organizations dedicated to improving the lives of individuals. It was during this period that he became acquainted with the International Refugee Trust. After traveling extensively in the Middle East and gaining insights into the global refugee situation, he discovered that this organisation provided the perfect platform for applying his technical expertise to aid those in vulnerable situations.

Guided by his faith and inspired by the compassionate teachings of Jesus Christ, particularly the emphasis on “helping those in trouble and dedicating oneself to all kinds of good deeds,” he is deeply committed to making a tangible and positive difference in the lives of others.

Steven Bratten, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEAL) Volunteer

Steven, an experienced project manager, has worked extensively with non-profit organisations in the UK and overseas. Skilled in writing, monitoring, and evaluation, he brings a wealth of expertise to his role.

Originally from Glasgow, Steven is now based in London but has undertaken projects worldwide, spanning countries such as Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, India, Fiji, Zambia, and Uganda. Growing up with first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by family members affected by war, violence, and displacement, Steven is deeply committed to aiding those encountering similar hardships.

Maisie Styles, Partnership Engagement Volunteer

Having earned a degree in Anthropology, Maisie offers a distinctive outlook in her position as Partnership Engagement Volunteer. Alongside, working full-time at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Maisie aspires to leverage her expertise in relationship building and management to enhance our global engagement efforts, foster and nurture strong connections with existing partners.

Ansu Karim, Health Technical Advisor, Volunteer. 

Meet Ansu Karim, a seasoned professional in public health and humanitarian development, boasting extensive experience in spearheading programs across Africa. With a rich background in collaborating with International Non-Governmental Organizations and foreign diplomatic offices in Sierra Leone and Uganda, Ansu has actively contributed to the implementation of diverse initiatives focusing on health, education, social protection, and refugee response.

Notably, during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Ansu played a pivotal role in halting the spread of the virus in Sierra Leone through the successful execution of an Ebola Community Care Center project. His exceptional leadership as a Program Unit Manager garnered global recognition, earning him the prestigious Individual of the Year 2015 and Staff in Focus accolade for the West Africa region.

Ansu is a Fulbright scholar. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Sierra Leone and a Master of Public Health from the University of Georgia in the United States. Ansu is a fitness enthusiast. In his downtime, Ansu loves reading, geopolitical discussions, cooking, and traveling.