Natural disasters have a way of grabbing media attention and the public’s interest. The visuals of people wading through chest-deep water or picking up the pieces of tornado-ravaged homes are eye-catching. They draw attention and money from philanthropy and everyday donors. However, there are numerous forgotten emergencies and hidden crises worldwide, especially last year as the COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed other disasters.
On April 8th, the Council and Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) co-hosted a webinar, Humanitarian Crises Around the World, that took a look at some of the complex humanitarian emergencies that aid organizations are responding to right now. Speakers addressed these crises through highlighting stories you may have missed last year and suggesting ways that funders can provide assistance.
This webinar is part of CDP’s Global Series focused on raising awareness and providing donors with practical information on ways to help in times of global disasters.
CDP President and CEO Patty McIlreavy moderated the discussion.
- Reshma Adatia, international operations coordinator and head of humanitarian diplomacy, Médecins Sans Frontières
- Robert Miyashiro, program officer, international programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
- George Readings, global crisis analysis lead, International Rescue Committee