This year’s Humanitarian Congress Berlin ‘Aspiring towards global justice – a humanitarian imperative?’ was held from 18 – 21 October 2021.


If you want to get an impression of the congress in the last years, you can have a look at our Youtube channel. Below you find selected videos of the recorded panels from the HCB 2020. This year, we will continue the discussion about those topics. Stay tuned for more information!


HCB 2020: RACISM & WHITE PRIVILEGE

Many of the issues that we seek to address in humanitarian aid and development are closely linked to colonial history. Yet, the structure of our sector replicates colonial structures.”

Lauren Reese, International development and peacebuilding specialist, DAI center for secure and stable state

“Stay safe, stay at home – And we knew that home is not neccessarily safe for many women. And so we thought, well it’s obvious that women’s voices weren’t considered and women’s perspectives weren’t taken on board in this kind of messaging.”

Lina Abirafeh, Executive Director, The Arab Institute for Women

HCB 2020: A SHADOW PANDEMIC: COVID19 & GENDER-BASED-VIOLENCE

HCB 2020: ADRESSING THE CLIMATE & HEALTH CRISIS: A PERFECT STORM FOR BRAZIL’S INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

“Quando nós, os povos indígenas no Brasil, somos atingidos de alguma maneira, […] não atinge só nós, mas influencia o clima do mundo” // “If we, the indigenous communties in Brazil, are affected in some way, […] it affects not only us, but influences the global climate.”

Sônia Guajajara, Activist