About the Congress
The Humanitarian Congress Berlin is an international platform for exchanging information, experiences and ideas of humanitarian aid. Each year the Congress brings together experts from medical, humanitarian and international organisations, politics, media as well as a large number of students from different areas of study.
With around 650 participants and speakers from around the world in 2011, the Humanitarian Congress has established itself, in the course of its existence, as an important forum in the world of humanitarian aid. The congress offers a unique mix of medical and political keynote speeches and debates. Besides that, a number of workshops inform about the most recent (medical and logistical) developments in humanitarian assistance.
At the Humanitarian Forum organisations like Médecins Sans Frontières, Médecins du Monde, the German Red Cross, Caritas International, Handicap International, Humedica e.V., and Oxfam represent themselves and inform about their work.
To meet the needs of a growing number of partipants, the congress will be held for the first time at the premises of the Virchow-Klinikum in Berlin-Wedding. This year's main theme is “Tough Choices - Ethical Challenges in Humanitarian Aid”.
The two-day event takes place every year on a Friday and Saturday in October and will be held in English. It is organised by Médecins Sans Frontières, Médecins du Monde, the German Red Cross, the Berlin Chamber of Physicians and the Charité Universitätsmedizin.
Impressions from the XIIIth Humanitarian Congress 2011
Photos: Barbara Sigge