Meeting Recording
22 January, 2024

ICVA Roundtable on Humanitarian Needs

Subject / Humanitarian /
Roundtable (1)

ICVA hosted a roundtable discussion on humanitarian needs for its members on 17 January 2024. This discussion builds upon a previous session focused on ‘Humanitarian Prioritization: Principles, Ethics and Realities’.

The focal point of the discussion was a newly released policy paper titled “How should we define and prioritize humanitarian need?” The paper, authored by Hugo Slim from the University of Oxford and commissioned by Impact Initiatives, has been published by the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies. It offers an independent ethical perspective on humanitarian need.

The primary objective of this paper is to stimulate a broader policy debate on humanitarian needs within the humanitarian sector in 2024.

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