Humanitarian Crises Around the World
2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT
Natural disasters have a way of grabbing media attention and the public’s interest. The visuals of people wading through chest-deep water or picking up the pieces of tornado-ravaged homes are eye-catching. They draw attention and money from philanthropy and everyday donors. However, there are numerous forgotten emergencies and hidden crises worldwide, especially last year as the COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed other disasters.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) hosted a webinar to look at some of the complex humanitarian emergencies that aid organizations are responding to right now. Speakers discussed these crises, highlighted stories you may have missed last year and suggested ways that funders can provide assistance.
This webinar is part of our Global Series focused on raising awareness and providing donors with practical information on ways to help in times of global disasters.
CDP President and CEO Patty McIlreavy moderated the discussion and panelists included:
- Reshma Adatia, international operations coordinator and head of humanitarian diplomacy, Médecins Sans Frontières
- Robert Miyashiro, program officer, international programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
- George Readings, global crisis analysis lead, International Rescue Committee
This webinar was co-sponsored by the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, Alliance Magazine, Council on Foundations, Charity Navigator, Human Rights Funders Network and Philanthropy New York.
Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more: