Education in Emergencies featured at first European Humanitarian Forum
The Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies hosted an online Humanitarian Talk as part of the first ever European Humanitarian Forum, held in Brussels 21-23 March.
Ambassador Felix Baumann, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN, opened the event with a call for greater commitment to education in emergencies, “which remains an under-addressed and under-funded part of humanitarian response.” He reiterated Switzerland’s ongoing commitment to addressing this challenge.
The event saw contributions from several front-line humanitarian professionals, including one in Romania helping manage the influx of Ukrainian arrivals into the European Union, another in Venezuela, and a third in South Sudan working with the ongoing humanitarian emergencies in those places. A fourth contributor from Porticus spoke from the perspective of a donor organisation.