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Forgotten Crises – The Suffering Continues

At HuCo 2023, the panel “Forgotten Crises – Forgotten Suffering” addressed the question of how to overcome disproportionalities in the access to humanitarian aid? How to ensure adherence to the principle of impartiality? What changes are needed from politicians and humanitarian stakeholders to minimize inequities in the provision of humanitarian aid? The lively discussion concluded… continue

Hunger as a Weapon – The Disregard of Humanitarian Principles in Gaza

Alex de Waal found clear words on hunger as a weapon at HuCo2023. Using examples from history and supplemented by current developments in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Ukraine, as keynote speaker on the panel “Starvation as a Method of Warfare”, he demonstrated what remains true despite numerous efforts to outlaw in international law: “Starvation can… continue

Nicht verhandelbar – Der humanitäre Imperativ

Kongress-Nachlese Am 16. Juni fand im Festsaal der Universität Wien wie in der letzten Ausgabe angekündigt, der 6. Humanitarian Congress Vienna statt. Impulsreferate aus Politik und Wissenschaft sowie international besetzte Diskussionspanels kreisten diesmal unter dem Titel ‚non negotiable‘ um den humanitären Imperativ und die humanitären Prinzipien, die in einem Spannungsfeld der auf Krisen und Konflikte… continue

When Nature Strikes Back – Humanitarian Aid in Times of Climate Change

Summary of the panel keynote given by Prof. Adil Najam That climate is no longer a future issue is one of the many important statements in Prof. Najam´s keynote speech on 16 June at the Humanitarian Congress Vienna. Many of you asked us for an opportunity to read up on his presentation again. As Prof…. continue

Speeches and Contributions – Enjoy the read

Some of the congress highlights were the speeches and contributions opening the day and the particular panels. In case you missed them or you simply want to reread them you are invited to do so by visiting and/or downloading the following document…. continue

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Conclusions and Recommendations – Humanitarian action is non-negotiable

What are the recommendations the organisations behind the 6th Humanitarian Congress Vienna propose to prevent or alleviate human suffering caused by accelerating consequences of the climate crises, disasters, armed conflicts and deepening food insecurity? What conclusions must be drawn to bolster the humanitarian imperative and the humanitarian principles, the non-negotiable foundations of humanitarian action? Check… continue

6. Humanitärer Kongress Wien: Mehr als Nächstenliebe – Humanitäre Hilfe ist ein Menschenrecht

Presseaussendung – Rund 250 Gäste verfolgen heute Diskussionen über die ‚Unverhandelbarkeit‘ Humanitärer Hilfe, die durch die globale Krisenspirale zusätzlich unter Druck gerät die vier humanitären Prinzipen Menschlichkeit, Unparteilichkeit, Neutralität und Unabhängigkeit bildet. Doch verschärft die globale Krisenspirale die Bedingungen, unter denen internationale Hilfsorganisationen Humanitäre Hilfe leisten. Um Verstößen gegen internationales humanitäres Recht – die etwa… continue

Food For Thought – Humanitarian Aid and Future Generations – How can social work guarantee humanitarian aid in the future?

A presentation by Madlen Behrle and Lorenz Harderer Good evening everybody, I hope you had a wonderful day so far here at the Humanitarian Congress. Thank you for the warm introduction Professor Schubert. My Name is Madlen Behrle. I am a 26-year-old social worker from Vorarlberg, Austria. Currently I am doing my master’s degree in… continue

Food For Thought – Triple Nexus, The Case of Afghanistan, Presentation by Toby Lanzer

Since 2017 Toby Lanzer is the Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), where he also serves as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). On Friday Mr. Lanzer contributed very valuable and also critical insights and experiences regarding the interrelations of humanitarian… continue

Humanitarian Aid and Future Generations – Panellists Selected

It has been a new and exciting journey for the organisers of the Humanitarian Congress Vienna to develop and implement the „Humanitarian Aid and Future Generation“ panel idea.  We would like to use the opportunity to thank all our  university partners  for supporting our call for applications and for their enthusiasm for the matter of… continue