Brussels | SOHS 2022 panel discussion: Humanitarian principles under threat?

17 Nov 2022
18:00 - 20:00, GMT +1

“45% of aid practitioners responding to the SOHS ALNAP report 2022 survey said that respect for humanitarian space had declined”

The humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence have been at the very core of humanitarian aid, shaping its identity for decades. Today, they are once again under threat as attacks on aid workers, the politicisation of aid, and access restrictions have made it harder for humanitarian organisations to uphold these principles.

What are the challenges NGOs face in respecting humanitarian principles and what is the role of donors in the delivery of principled aid? Starting with the findings of the recently published 2022 State of the Humanitarian System report, the panel debate will look at the evolving humanitarian landscape exploring solutions on how humanitarian actors can adapt to a fast-changing world. More information will follow in due course.

The panel debate will be followed by a networking moment to celebrate VOICE’s 30th anniversary.
We would like to warmly invite you to join the in-person meeting by registering no later than 2 November.