World Humanitarian Day 2015

News - 19 August, 2015

Today marks World Humanitarian Day; honouring those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions. The day was chosen by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. It serves as […]

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

News - 29 May, 2015

The 29th of May is increasingly being recognised worldwide as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, we celebrate the work of the peacekeepers and their comrades across the world. It is a day to honour the service of peacekeeping personnel, irrespective of national background, for their mission is one that transcends domestic politics. […]

Local or diaspora organisations and humanitarian assistance for Syria

News - 18 March, 2015

With no end to the conflict in Syria in sight, and the mounting challenges of responding to those in dire humanitarian need in areas controlled by all parties, how can local and international actors work together more effectively? Syria: engaging with local actors to increase humanitarian outreach Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 March 2015 (WP1384) […]