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US diplomat in charge of refugee issues quits amid Trump shakeup

Simon Henshaw is the third senior official to leave or be sidelined at the state department in recent weeks

The US diplomat in charge of refugee issues plans to leave his post within days, becoming the third senior official to depart or be re-assigned from refugee work in recent weeks.

Simon Henshaw, the acting assistant secretary of the state department’s bureau of population, refugees and migration, told colleagues in the refugee sector in an e-mail seen by Reuters that he will be leaving the bureau at the end of next week.

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