The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) would like to invite you to the following event:
TOWARDS A NEXUS THAT WORKS? JOINING FORCES IN PROTRACTED CONFLICTS
Join the discussion of the new joint report from the ICRC, UNICEF and the World Bank about humanitarian and development support for local water and sanitation providers in protracted crisis.
With input from
Dominick Revell de Waal, Senior Economist, World Bank
Followed by a panel discussion with
- Dorothea Hilhorst, Professor of Humanitarian Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Mohammad Said Al Hmaidi, CEO, Water Sector Regulatory Council, Palestine
- Michael Talhami, Senior Policy Advisor, ICRC
Andrea Steinke, Research Fellow, CHA
The protracted nature of crisis in countries characterized by fragility, conflict, and violence transcends conventional notions of (pre-, during, and post-) crisis management and poses challenges to local service providers and international aid and development providers alike. There is often no obvious path of return from protracted crisis for service providers, as the new report concentrating on water supply and sanitation services in urban contexts in the Middle East and North Africa, jointly published by the World Bank, UNICEF and the ICRC, highlights. The report covers protracted urban crises, including armed conflict and refugees residing in host communities, holding relevance beyond the Middle East and North Africa region and WASH sector.
The event will critically assess the report’s call for the strengthening of the humanitarian- development nexus in protracted conflict, its necessity, its dilemmas, its challenges as well as its opportunities.
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