17th Humanitarian Congress Berlin, October 9th/10th

9. Oktober 2015 – 10. Oktober 2015 ganztägig
Amrumer Straße
Amrumer Str., 13353 Berlin

Veranstalter: Ärzte ohne Grenzen Stiftung

In its 17th year, the Humanitarian Congress Berlin unites over 80 international experts from medical, political, academic and journalistic fields to discuss challenges and new approaches to humanitarian aid. It features panel debates on medical and political questions, workshops for experienced practitioners as well as introductory sessions for students and young professionals.

Asking for the causes and the ways to address failure in humanitarian action, the Congress seeks to address the challenges for humanitarian action in an increasingly politicised world, where aid actors have to respond to complex emergencies without sacrificing their humanitarian principles. Budgets for relief programmes are growing, yet activities need to be operationalised in an effective matter without discrimination. Millions of lives are saved as a result of the work of humanitarian agencies, but funds are often unfairly distributed.

The Humanitarian Congress Berlin 2015 focuses on the topic ‘Understanding Failure. Adjusting Practice’.

Currently, the world observes the biggest refugee crises since World War Two, challenging the actions of states and calling for alternative solutions. Climate change is about to accelerate, causing more destruction in especially poor countries and demanding quick adaptation to a changing environment.

When: October 9th/10th
Where: Virchow Klinikum, Forum 3 Lehrgebäude, Amrumerstr. /Föhrerstr., 13353 Berlin

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