Paul Sydnor

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Paul Sydnor is EU Director of the International Association for Refugees. He has been serving refugees since 1985. He served with Operation Mobilisation (1 year), Slavic Gospel Association (3 years) and International Teams (15 years). He began serving with IAFR in 2010. He is an active founding member of the Refugee Highway Partnership in Europe. Having served as a pastor, Paul's focus has been to help local churches to reach out to refugees in meaningful ways. He has helped empower and activate church-based work among refugees in several places around Europe including, Austria, Italy, France, Germany and the UK. He has come alongside of a number of refugee leaders over the years to strengthen and support them in their own efforts, including refugee leaders from Croatia, Kosovo, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and several parts of Africa. Paul and his family live in northern France. His wife is from Germany. They have raised their three teenage kids in 3 European countries. Paul is working on his Ph.D. at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS).