Rita has an educational background in Social Work and Community Development Engineering. She joined the Community-Based Protection team in UNHCR in May 2007 to support in the response for the Iraqi crisis. She has also supported the office in starting the response for the Syrian crisis in the North Lebanon back in 2011. Rita’s focus is currently working with persons with specific needs including child protection and SGBV survivors in prevention and response programs. In addition to working with specialized outreach volunteers, youth and community lead initiatives.