BREAKING: He's Stepping Down!

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Posted 3 days ago

Top State Department official Simon Henshaw, who is in charge of overseeing refugee issues, is stepping down.

From Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. diplomat in charge of refugee issues plans to quit his post within days, according to an email seen by Reuters, becoming the third senior U.S. official to leave or be re-assigned from refugee work in recent weeks.

Simon Henshaw, the acting assistant secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration at the State Department, wrote in an email to colleagues in the refugee sector on Saturday that he will be leaving the job at end of next week.

His email said he would remain at the State Department in a different capacity.

Henshaw, a career Foreign Service officer with three decades of experience at the State Department, did not give details of why he was leaving, except to say that the move came at his request. Henshaw did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“After 4 and a half years in the job and a year into the new administration, I thought it time for me to move on,” Henshaw said in the email, which was seen by Reuters.

Henshaw said the bureau will be run from Jan. 22 onward by Carol O‘Connell, who is the deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs, according to her State Department biography.

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