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China conference: jointly addressing challenges to humanitarian aid

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Time (GMT +01) 00:00 23:59
Hero image description: Chinese search and rescue team in Haiti Image credit:UN Photo/Logan Abassi Image license:Creative Commons

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As the major humanitarian organisations struggle to cope with the weight and frequency of disasters and crises around the world, China’s expanding role into the international humanitarian sphere has charted the way for important shifts in the delivery of humanitarian aid.  With a contribution of $87M in humanitarian assistance, China was the largest humanitarian donor among the BRIC countries in 2011.

The conference is jointly organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and the Chinese Academy of Governance (CAG). It explores different humanitarian models and discuss how China and the international community can jointly seize opportunities and overcome challenges.

It brings together approximately 100 representatives from relevant Chinese government agencies, academic circles, think tanks, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, as well as foreign experts and representatives from international humanitarian organisations. 

The conference is the first in a series of regional conference in rising donor countries, which aims to complement the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) that will take place in Istanbul in May 2016 by ensuring that the perspectives and experience of these countries are given the recognition they deserve.

Huangyuan Hotel, Beijing, China