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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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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

Vacancy Notice
16 January, 2023
Vacancy Notice: Deputy Regional Representative West and Central Africa
Subject / Africa region /

Reporting to the ICVA West and Central Africa Regional representative, the Deputy Representative supports the execution of the ICVA strategy in the West and Central African Region and is part of the ICVA Secretariat.

Application deadline  – 31 January 2023

Check out more information in the below link and apply.

Vacancy Notice
13 January, 2023
Vacancy notice: Operations Intern
Subject / ICVA /

By providing operations support, the intern would take on daily duties that would include providing support to the operations team with a number of duties related to finance and administration. Some support for events will also be required and may require the intern to travel to the regions when events are being organised.

Application deadline  –  31 January 2023

Check out more information in the below link and apply.

1 December, 2022
Unprecedented Humanitarian Needs must shock Grand Bargain Signatories into Action
Subject / Gender / Protection /

As we launch the 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) with historically high levels of need1, the recommendations of the High-Level Panel (HLP) on Humanitarian Financing’s Too Important to Fail report2, on which the Grand Bargain was built, resonate more than ever. Sixty-four NGOs and NGO networks see the continuation and strengthening of the Grand Bargain – the process to make the humanitarian system more efficient – as crucial and call for renewed commitment to shrink needs, deepen the resource base and invest in gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.

This record appeal must be a wake-up call to Grand Bargain signatories and other relevant stakeholders to reform the system and engage actors far beyond the humanitarian sector alone. At the beginning of 2022, 274 million people needed humanitarian assistance. In 2023, it is 339 million people. This is an increase of nearly 24 per cent, or 65 million people. It means that today, one in every 23 people on the planet needs humanitarian assistance. The 2023 GHO size is just a taste of what is to come as the effects of conflict, COVID-19 and climate change continue to magnify other drivers of humanitarian needs in years to come, amplifying existing and intersecting forms of inequalities and injustices, including gender inequality, experienced by marginalized groups.



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

19 September, 2022
ICVA Annual Conference 2023
Subject / humanitarian financing / Annual Conference / Grand Bargain / Localization / Nexus /

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