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Humanitarian Congress Berlin 20192019-10-07T14:27:46+01:00

Humanitarian Congress Berlin 2019

Date: 17.10.2019 - 18.10.2019
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Location: Urania Berlin e.V.
An der Urania 17
10787 Berlin

On 17 and 18 October 2019 the 21th Humanitarian Congress Berlin is taking place. As last year, the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) is going to participate at the congress with its stand. Each year, the congress brings together around 800 individuals, including experts from humanitarian and medical organisations, ministries, the media, as well as young professionals interested in humanitarian work. We are looking forward to exciting discussions with the congress participants and the audience!

This year’s agenda revolves around the theme:

A Perfect Storm – Humanitarian Impacts of Climate Change

The congress seeks to explore the links between climate change, health, migration, and security, and focuses on the following key questions:

  • What do the consequences of the climate crisis look like?
  • Are humanitarian actors sufficiently responsive to the current and future health consequences of climate change and environmental degradation?
  • Do we need to rethink and adapt our standard practices?
  • Do we need to cooperate better with actors from other fields to combat climate change and its consequences?
  • How can we help provide protection to the most vulnerable populations?
  • How sustainable is our work – how much are we contributing to the problem?

We would also like to draw your attention to the panel moderated by Ralf Südhoff on the second day of the congress between 2:00PM and 3:15 PM in the Humboldtsaal (1st floor), in which the following experts are about to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria:

Registration and the entire two-day programme can be found on the conference website. Please note that online registration is open up to 2 weeks prior to the conference. Purchasing tickets on site will also be possible for an extra fee.

The Humanitarian Congress is hosted by Médecins Du Monde, the German Red Cross, the Berlin Chamber of PhysiciansMSF Germany and this year’s partner Greenpeace.


Prior to the panel, we invite you to read the recent article “The Innovation of Humanitarian Action in Syria” by Ralf Südhoff and Dr. Martin Quack.