The necessity and limitations of humanitarian neutrality - Humanitarian cafe


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About the event

April 2024 is from a humanitarian perspective a month of sorrow and reflection. April 7th will mark six months of war in Gaza. By 15 April, the armed conflict will have been waging in Sudan for a year. Finally, the war in Ukraine has dragged on for more than two years next month.

Sudan, Ukraine, Gaza: three intense conflicts, that started fairly recently and have and continue to cause enormous suffering among civilians. In these conflicts, humanitarian aid has been constrained in its ability to address pressing needs and alleviate suffering of civilians in complex and highly politicised situations. What can these conflicts tell us about humanitarian neutrality?


  • Sophie Désoulières, Head of Humanitarian Affairs, Operational Communications and Advocacy (OSCAR), Médecins Sans Frontières – Operational Centre Amsterdam.

The Kick off by Sophie will be followed by an open discussion facilitated by Peter Heintze of KUNO.
After that there will be plenty of time for drinks, bites and networking.

This edition of the Humanitair Cafe is brought to you by MSF and KUNO.

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About the Humanitarian Cafe

The series Humanitarian Cafe is an initiative of Artsen zonder Grenzen, the Dutch Relief Alliance, het Nederlandse Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, het Nederlandse Rode Kruis and KUNO.

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