Udo Krenzer received his MA from the University of Mainz in Germany. He is currently the Regional Forensic Manager for the Near and Middle East Region of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), overseeing programs of humanitarian forensic action. After teaching and lecturing 5 years as associate professor at the University and conducting anthropological and archaeological fieldwork in Europe and Northern Africa, including Egypt, he started working for the German Cooperation and the UN as forensic anthropologist with national organisations in Guatemala, Chile, Cyprus and Nepal, coordinating multidisciplinary teams for the search for, recovery, analysis and identification of skeletonized human remains provenient from Human Rights violations. Since 2011, when joining the ICRC, he has been carried out missions related to the management of the dead in armed conflict and emergencies and identifying missing persons as forensic advisor in Libya and regional coordinator for South America.