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ICVA is a global network of non-governmental organisations whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective...
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Established in 1962 by a small coalition of refugee and migration focused non-governmental organisations (NGOs), ICVA has grown into...
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ICVA's Focus Areas

Our strategy sets the direction of our work to achieve our mission of making humanitarian action more principled and effective...

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Read ICVA's Strategic Priorities for 2022-2024

The vision of ICVA is a world in which crises-affected populations are effectively protected, assisted, and enabled to rebuild their lives and livelihoods with dignity.


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Latest Updates

10 October, 2022
Climate and Environment Action Compendium
Subject / Climate & environment /

ICVA has created a compendium comprising of existing resources, guidance and tools on building resilience, risk analysis, adaptation, environment sustainability, Nature-based Solutions (NbS), mitigation, among others. The aim is to promote knowledge exchange and share existing resources and learning. Through this compendium, ICVA intends to capture the work that is already being done, to share it as widely as possible, and to inspire others to action. Resources in the compendium are organized by categories and keywords. To improve and keep it up to date with new initiatives and solutions, we will keep reaching out to various organizations.

26 October, 2022
COP27 Engagement
Subject / Environment / Climate & environment /
COP27 Engagement

A list of resources around COP27.

Briefing paper
9 September, 2022
Principles of Effective COVID-19 Vaccination Response in Humanitarian Contexts
Subject / Coordination / COVID-19 /
Principles Covid-19

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over and the WHO continues to classify COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the world has largely moved on.

This paper lays out six principles that will strengthen effective and timely pandemic response in humanitarian settings for both this pandemic and the next.



Climate Change and Humanitarian Action Learning Stream
28 August, 2022
Climate Change and Humanitarian Action Learning Stream
Subject / Learning / Cross-cutting issues /

This learning stream provides a platform for the broader humanitarian community to better understand how we can reduce our impact of climate change by accelerating action and increasing environmental sustainability. The series focuses on practical ways of applying the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations and sharing lessons learned on how the commitments can be translated into practice.

Topics covered in this webinar series include:

  • Understanding Climate Change Loss and Damage and Links to Humanitarian Action
  • The Road to COP27: Why should humanitarian NGOs engage?
  • Understanding and Integrating Climate and Environment Risk Data in Humanitarian Action
  • Embracing the leadership of local actors and communities in community action
  • Practical tools and initiatives for reducing environmental impact in humanitarian action
  • Maximising the environmental sustainability of our work
  • Adapting to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises
  • The Climate and Environment Charter for humanitarian organisations

Next Events

8 August, 2022
Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week 2022
Subject / Asia region /

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Asian Disaster Risk Reduction Network (ADRRN), Community World Service Asia (CWSA), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), are collectively planning a Regional Humanitarian Partnership Week (RHPW) 2022.

The event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 9th to 14th December 2022.

Location: Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok

19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

19 September, 2022
ICVA Annual Conference 2023
Subject / humanitarian financing / Annual Conference / Grand Bargain / Localization / Nexus /
16 November, 2022
Africa Regional Launch of the SEADS Minimum Standards
Subject / Food insecurity /
SEADS Handbook

Join the Africa Regional Launch of the SEADS Minimum Standards for Supporting Crop-related Livelihoods in Emergencies.


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