International Women’s Day – Some of the female faces of the 4th Humanitarian Congress Vienna

EU – Libya Deal – HuCo panellists interviewed by ORF news programme ZIB 1

On Friday the panel discussion  “The New EU-Libya Deal – A Reality Check” explored the consequences of the new European Union – Libya deal.  See the remarks from Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR, Yves Daccord, Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Marian Benbow Pfistere, Head of the International Organization for Migraiton (IOM) Country… continue

Big data, satellites and technology for refugees on the go

 As the situation involving the movement and undetermined status of a large number of fleeing people continues to unfold outside and within Europe, complex challenges are posed in the determination of migration trends, flows and rates. European countries need precise information in order to be prepared and to properly help refugees. The most recent technologies… continue

Life and death in the Mediterranean

In November 2016 41-year old physician Michael Kühnel from Vienna was part of the medical team aboard the Red Cross rescue ship „Responder“ in the Mediterranean. Refugees from conflict zones receive a medical check-up, blankets, food and clothes „Last night alone we rescued more than 120 persons and provided medical aid “,Kühnel says. „At first,… continue

Zehn Krisen, von denen Sie 2016 nicht gehört haben

Die internationale Hilfsorganisation CARE weist in einem Bericht auf jene zehn humanitären Krisen und Naturkatastrophen hin, die im vergangenen Jahr die geringste Berichterstattung erhalten haben. Laut dem Bericht „Suffering in Silence: The 10 most underreported crises in 2016“ bilden die Nahrungskrisen in Eritrea, Madagaskar, Nordkorea und Papuaneuguinea, Konflikte in Burundi, der Tschadsee-Region, demokratischen Republik Kongo,… continue

Online Registration Reminder!

 The 4th Humanitarian Congress Vienna will take place  on Friday 3 March 2017  and the online registration deadline Monday 28 February 2017 is fast approaching . This is a gentle reminder from the organisers: if you have decided to attend but not yet registered, please do so under Registration as soon as possible. Kindly  note that if you miss the… continue

4th Humanitarian Congress Vienna under the honorary patronage of the Federal President of Austria

The Humanitarian Congress Vienna is greatly honoured to be able to announce that the Federal President of Austria, Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen, has taken over the honorary patronage of the 4th Humanitarian Congress Vienna. A good tradition can be continued!  

Caritas – Überlebenshilfe unter schwierigsten Umständen

 Katastrophenhilfe ist oft ein Wettlauf mit der Zeit. Die rasche Versorgung von Menschen, die durch Wirbelstürme oder Erdbeben alles verloren haben oder zwischen den Fronten versuchen, ihre Familie Tag für Tag über die Runden zu bringen, entscheidet über Leben und Tod. Dann geht es darum Lebensmittel, Trinkwasser oder Zelte möglichst rasch in die Krisenregion zu… continue

Disability Inclusive Relief and Rehabilitation in Nepal

Natural disasters and humanitarian crises hit vulnerable groups hardest. Amongst these are persons with disabilities and their families whose numbers increase even more in crises situations due to, among others, injuries. Persons with disabilities are often last to be rescued, to receive medical services, shelter or food due to stigma, oversight by first responders and… continue

Meet artist Tanja Boukal

Human displacement in contemporary art. What is the role of art, and what are the risks and challenges?  Discuss with Tanja Boukal on 3 March 2017 Learn more about Tanja Boukal in the following article (Financial Times, August 19, 2016  by: Maya Jaggi) : A new art show on the frontline of the refugee crisis… continue