• Event
  • Online
  • 31 January 2024

Charting the course: Navigating 2024’s humanitarian landscape

Gaza. Sudan. Sieges. Hunger. Mass displacement. Climate change.

Crises are mounting, and their impacts are overlapping and rippling across the globe. Emergency response has grown more complicated, and more costly. What’s the way forward?

Each year, we publish our list of trends that are driving humanitarian needs and shaping crisis response. From military sieges and water scarcity to ‘deterrence’ migration policies and governments’ refusal to deal with ‘pariah’ states, we unpack some of the key factors that will see an estimated 300 million people need emergency aid this year.

We also share ideas on what individuals, communities, governments, and aid groups might do about these challenges.

On 31 January, we brought together a range of voices from across the humanitarian sector to discuss what’s driving crises, and the next steps in addressing them.


  • Heba Aly, CEO, The New Humanitarian (opening remarks)
  • Jeremy Konyndyk, president, Refugees International
  • Unni Krishnan, Global Humanitarian Director, Plan International
  • Irwin Loy, Policy Editor, The New Humanitarian (moderator)   
  • Steve O'Malley, Head of Office, Director, Peer-2-Project and Director, Eastern and Southern Africa (ai), Operations and Advocacy Division, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Janah Ncube, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Crisis Action
  • Sameera Noori, Deputy-DG, Citizens Organization for Advocacy and Resilience, Afghanistan

Event details

Date 31 January 2024
Location Online
Start time 3pm CET
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