Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Philanthropy’s Role in Recovery

2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT

More than 4 million people have left Venezuela in the last few years and 92 percent of the population lives in poverty. In Yemen, 3.6 million people have been displaced by conflict and more than 11 million struggle to find enough food. While other recent natural disasters have made the headlines worldwide, these complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs) continue to garner little attention.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), with generous support from The UPS Foundation, hosted a webinar about CHEs to help funders understand how CHEs are different from other disasters, what recovery looks like during CHEs and how philanthropy can get more involved in supporting recovery efforts. The webinar is part of our new series focused on raising awareness of and responding to global disasters.

Regine A. Webster, CDP vice president, moderated the discussion and panelists included:

This webinar was provided with generous funding from the UPS Foundation and was co-sponsored by the Council on FoundationsInterAction, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable CommunitiesEmerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and New England International Donors.

Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

Photo: A Inter-American Commission on Human Rights worker questioning a Venezuelan family at a refugee camp in Colombia. (Source: Daniel Cima/CIDH; CC BY 2.0)