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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

Menschen auf der Flucht – sind Menschen in Not, Nothilfe in Griechenland

Seit März 2011 mussten rund 4,8 Millionen Menschen wegen des anhaltenden Krieges aus Syrien flüchten, während 6,5 Millionen Menschen innerhalb Syriens auf der Flucht sind. Drei Viertel der Flüchtenden sind Frauen und Kinder. 1,2 Millionen Menschen haben dabei auf der Flucht Europa auf dem Seeweg erreicht. Die Mehrzahl der Menschen kam auf dem zentralen Mittelmeerweg… continue

Hilfswerk Austria International, 2016 A Year Full Of Challenges

Syria Aid 2016: A drop in the ocean? They were all over the media, they went under our skin: Pictures of refugees from Syria. Men, women, children, babies: People on the run from war, violence, poverty, searching for a new beginning. Since 2006, Hilfswerk Austria International helps the people in Syria’s neighboring country Lebanon. Humanitarian… continue

Ärzte ohne Grenzen – Jahresrückblick 2016 | 6 Themen die uns besonders bewegten

Hinter uns liegt ein dramatisches Jahr. Angesichts der vielen Krisen weltweit brauchten Millionen Menschen unsere Hilfe: Wir stellen im Video-Rückblick einige Themen vor, die uns 2016 besonders bewegten. Mehr erfahren: Ø  #NotATarget: Krankenhäuser dürfen keine Angriffsziele sein! Ø  Flucht nach Europa: Hilfe in Idomeni Ø  Rettungseinsatz im Mittelmeer Ø  Ernährungskrise im Nordosten Nigerias Ø  Impfkampagne gegen Gelbfieber in der D.R…. continue

The Power of Labelling and the Terrible Simplifiers

Bruce Springsteen’s song “The Line” provides, from the perspective of a US border patrol agent, a remarkably powerful description of the drama faced by migrants: “They risk death in the deserts and mountains  Pay all they got to the smugglers rings  We send ’em home and they come right back again  Carl hunger is a… continue

Speakers and Panellists 2017

We are excited to share with you the list of confirmed speakers and panellists for the 4th Humanitarian Congress Vienna. Please note the list below is in alphabetical order and does not set priorities. Kindly follow the website for future updates: Alistair Dutton, Director, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) Ann Burton, Chief, Public… continue

Background Information

The following list of background documents present resolutions, policies, new ideas, research results and personal insights. Please note that the list below does not claim to be complete and is meant to provide a basic framework to shape reflections, analysis and discussions: Background Documents Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (Geneva Convention)… continue

Review 2016 – Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

In preparation of the 4th Humanitarian Congress in the News Blog under “Review 2016” you´ll be introduced by the Humanitarian Congress host organisations to their engagements and results of 2016, and the critical questions they faced. We start with the contribution of  Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe…. continue

New HRW Article on Refugees With Disabilities

“Greece: Refugees with Disabilities Overlooked Underserved”, read this interesting Human Rights Watch Article or discuss with us on Panel 6 “Leaving No One Behind – A Mission Impossible?  … continue

Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Mr. Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR, will deliver the Opening Speech and be a panellist at the 4th Humanitarian Congress Vienna. You certainly want to benefit from his insights, so register under… continue