For more than 20 years, the Humanitarian Congress Berlin has been debating, analysing, evaluating and developing the theory and practice of humanitarian action. It brings together leading experts from medical and humanitarian organisations, governments, and the media, as well as young professionals interested in humanitarian work.
It provides participants from around the globe with a unique opportunity to share their experience, knowledge and ideas of humanitarian action in an international and multi-disciplinary setting.
By gathering more than 1000 individuals from across the globe every year, the Humanitarian Congress Berlin has created a community with a shared interest in the main challenges confronting humanitarian action.
In 2020, the Humanitarian Congress Berlin moved to the clouds for its first virtual event to ensure voices, stories and experiences from across continents and disciplines. As communities and humanitarian actors continue to face multiple challenges in responding to the global Covid19 outbreak in addition to balancing the response to pre-existing crises, critical debate and a platform to openly discuss the most pressing humanitarian issues, is needed more than ever.
The #HCBerlin is hosted by Médecins du Monde/ Doctors of the World, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders, the Berlin Chamber of Physicians and the German Red Cross, this year in cooperation with Oxfam.