'Can international humanitarian organisations adapt to face the challenges of this century?' with Yves Daccord

07 March 2023

The history of humanitarianism is one of vulnerabilities, power, mobilisation and adaptation. This has been true since humanitarian aid became an industry in its own right and continues to be so today.

The reaffirmed sovereignty of states, the zero risk practices of the major donors, and the rapidly changing needs and expectations of people and communities affected by wars and disasters are all challenges to the relevance of international humanitarian action. From Kiev to Damascus, from Bamako to New York, the adaptation of the humanitarian organisations will have to be radical. Join Yves Daccord, Executive Chairman of the Edgelands Institute & Former CEO of the International Committee of the Red Cross, as he asks 'is that still possible?'.