This event came at a critical time when the international humanitarian system was facing an unprecedented number of crises, compelling the humanitarian community to come up with new and innovative ways to meet the growing needs of affected populations around the world. At the same time, calls to engage the diaspora in humanitarian action are grounded in this shifting humanitarian context, where humanitarians are looking to involve a multitude of stakeholders for a more sustainable and effective response. Given that diasporas are already involved in humanitarian relief and post crisis recovery, this event looked at the key questions to be considered in order to best engage the humanitarian community and diaspora groups to improve joint humanitarian responses, such as on humanitarian principles, types of crises, and perceptions of local communities and governments. This event, which helped feed into the World Humanitarian Summit, also critically examined both the potential positive and negative aspects of diaspora engagement in humanitarian response.
Please see the summary of the event here, which was submitted to the World Humanitarian Summit.
How to register
Find the recording of the session here: http://unofficeny.iom.int/migration-series-role-diaspora-humanitarian-response