Live from Davos: How can the world pay for humanitarian action?

Photo by: Sandra Blaser / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA

In 2017, the world’s emergency responders were met with an unprecedented number of crises. Ongoing conflict, rampant food insecurity, and catastrophic natural disasters often overwhelmed the capacity of humanitarian agencies to respond.

At a time when financial and human resources are increasingly stretched for humanitarian action, what sustainable options do donors have to ease the pressure of humanitarian financing?

This Wednesday, Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar will moderate a panel of experts at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting to explore how the world can finance sustainable humanitarian action.

Digital event: How can the world pay for humanitarian action?
When: Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 10:45 a.m. Davos Time
Place: The event will take place in the Sustainable Impact Hub in Davos, Switzerland, and stream live on this page.

Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Belgium
Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross

Kimberly Gire, Chair and Founding Patron of Australian Red Cross Society of Women Leaders

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