'Humanitarian Operations During COVID-19: A Conversation with Peter Maurer of the ICRC' [transcript] [open pdf - 0B]
From the Opening Statement of Jacob Kurtzer: "[This] event is part of a new series by the humanitarian agenda that discussed the impact of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] on humanitarian action, drawing on insights from across the humanitarian spectrum about the challenges their organizations are facing. [...] Humanitarian organizations are facing a new and still significantly unknown challenge while trying to scale up assistance for the most vulnerable communities. Many fear that the worst is yest to come. The ICRC [International Committee of the Red Cross] has appealed for 250-plus million Swiss Franc as a start of its response to COVID-19. Like others, the ICRC is continuing to maintain its operations to reach affected populations, while navigating the shifting politics and policies of donor states and host countries that add layers of complexity to the response." This transcript features statements from the following: Peter Maurer, J. Stephen Morrison, and Jacob Kurtzer.
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