Make or break: The implications of COVID-19 for crisis financing

Make or break: The implications of COVID-19 for crisis financing

The report: Make or break – the implications of Covid-19 for crisis financing

NRC commissioned this study to reflect on what the Covid-19 pandemic response tells us about the fitness of the international crisis financing system. Crises provide moments of opportunity for policymakers. Ideas that were once politically inconceivable become mainstream, forgotten policy proposals are revisited and neglected issues are suddenly prioritised. 


The webinar:  15 September at 15:00 to 16:30 PM CEST. NRC and PHAP are organising a webinar to discuss the main findings and recommendations emerging from NRC's report. 

They will be joined by Jan Egeland, NRC Secretary General; Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator; Susanne Mikhail, Head of Humanitarian Aid at Sida; Hibak Kalfan, Director of the NEAR Network; and, Ben Parker, Senior Editor at The New Humanitarian. The panel will be moderated by Angharad Laing (Executive Director, PHAP) and will engage in a discussion on the role and fitness of the existing humanitarian financing structure and on how the system should evolve to be able to respond to crises of this complexity.

For more information about the webinar and to register visit the PHAP portal.




Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30
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Webinar-Humanitarian work transformation in the new normal age

Humanitarian work transformation in the new normal age


This webinar is co-hosted by  HFI-HI-ADRRN-ICVA


  • Wednesday, 26 August 2020.
  • 13.00 - 15.00 PM Bangkok/Jakarta Time (GMT+7)


For more information and pre-registration (required):



There will be have an interactive discussion around how international localization guidance is manifested as the impact of C-19 continues, what are the challenges and NGO cope mechanisms in humanitarian work transformation needed to carry out in facing the New Normal age at the regional level. They will also share good practices from national and local NGOs in transforming their humanitarian works against the C19 impact. 


Jeremy Wellard - Head of Humanitarian Coordination of ICVA
Rahmawati Husein, PhD - Vice Chair of Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Centre, Advisory Board Member of Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency, and Advisory Board Member of UN CERF; and 
Dr. Ravikant Singh - Founder of Doctors for You India 

Moderator: Qingrui Huang, Acting Regional Representative of ICVA for Asia and Pacific.


Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 08:00 to 10:00
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Webinar - Conflict and COVID-19: War and instability during a pandemic

Conflict and COVID-19: War and instability during a pandemic

Join us this World Humanitarian Day for the fourth and final webinar hosted by ACFID, CHL and HAG in our No Safe Space: Crisis response in COVID-19 webinar series.

As COVID-19 disrupts humanitarian supply chains and distracts decision-makers from meaningful peace negotiations, civilians caught in the midst of armed conflict, and refugees and displaced people fleeing violence will bear the brunt of the pandemic.

Registration is essential. Register here for this online event.


  • Dr Ihlas Altinci, Sexual and Reproductive Health Adviser, Care International, Turkey/Syria
  • Veronica Koman, Human Rights Activist and Lawyer, Indonesia/West Papua
  • Dr Win Tun Kyi, National Director, Karuna Mission Social Solidarity, Myanmar
  • Dr Orzala Nemat, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Afghanistan



Beth Eggleston, Founder, Humanitarian Advisory Group


About this Event

COVID-19 has now been recognised as a threat to international peace and security as the United Nations Security Council unanimously passes a resolution that calls for a global "immediate cessation of hostilities." This is a recognition of the complex impacts that COVID19 is having in conflict zones around the world.

Whilst international aid workers, journalists and diplomats head back to their home countries due to the pandemic, what is happening to those living through both COVID-19 and conflict?

With the disruption of humanitarian supply chains and the distraction away from peace negotiations, civilians caught in the midst of armed conflict, and refugees and displaced people fleeing violence will bear the brunt of the health emergency.

Join us on World Humanitarian Day as we explore the current and potential impacts of the health crises on conflict.


This is the final session of the  No Safe Space:  Crisis response in COVID-19  four-part online forum series co-presented by the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership (CHL),  Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and  Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG).

You can stream all events from the No Safe Space series on YouTube, including the last session: Dealing with a Double Disaster: What happens when disaster strikes during a pandemic?

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 07:30 to 09:00
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