International Forum in Riyadh Brings Together Humanitarian Action Leaders
The second edition of the Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum will discuss strengthening the link between humanitarian and development work and promoting innovative humanitarian intervention in the health field.
The conference will also tackle challenges to immigration from African countries, and the protection of children, women, and youth in conflict and disaster areas.
The forum, organized by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, will be held on March 1-2 and is considered a platform for continued discussion of international humanitarian policies and practices. It is aimed at finding practical solutions to develop and strengthen humanitarian action, make valuable changes and provide aid in accordance with the highest standards of quality and efficiency.
Forum participants will focus on the best practices, experiences and skills of individuals and organizations working in the humanitarian field and issues pertaining to the protection of children, women, and youth in conflict and disaster areas, and evidence-based professional practice in humanitarian action.
The conference also aims to exchange ideas and experiences on how to build ties and bridge gaps between the humanitarian and development sectors to achieve more sustainable results and reach innovative and effective solutions to face challenges and difficulties resulting from disasters, crises, and epidemics.
Participants will seek to find practical solutions to the humanitarian challenges facing IDPs and refugees in their home countries and host communities.
Attendees will include KSRELIEF General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiaah, Executive Director of the World Food Program, David Paisley, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, Antonio Vitorino, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, and the Minister of International Cooperation for the UAE, Reem Al Hashimi.