Class X (2012-2013)

10. Mohsen Solhdoost

Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Pudu in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, district 3300

Host Club: Sunnybank Hills, District 9630

Mohsen was born in Iran in 1981. After graduating with a B.A. in English translation, he was hired by UNHCR at the peak of the repatriation operation of Afghan refugees in 2004. In 2005, he moved to the western borders of Iran, an area with a large influx of Iraqi refugees.

After a major earthquake devastated the central city of Bam in Iran, Mohsen joined UNICEF’s emergency relief operations. He returned to UNHCR to aid in its resettlement program for Afghan refugees in 2006. He continued his work in the United Nations in the area of Finance and Administration for the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS in Iran. In 2008, he was appointed as the Liaison Officer for the joint program between UNHCR and the Afghanistan Embassy in Tehran.

Mohsen received his Master’s degree in English literature and has taken part in additional programs on humanitarian subjects in Japan, Austria, the US, and Switzerland.