About us

Humanitarian action has rarely been more essential than today: The number of people in need worldwide is rising year by year. Never have more people been on the run. Effective humanitarian assistance can mean the difference between life and death for millions of men, women and children. At the same time humanitarian action, actors, and the humanitarian principles are under attack and at risk of being undermined or underfunded. The first German humanitarian think tank, the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) will deal with these challenges: It will engage in independent analysis of humanitarian affairs, initiate profound debates and raise awareness for humanitarian action in the general public. 

Interview with the new CHA Research Fellow Darina Pellowska

Darina Pellowska has been a Research Fellow at CHA since July 2020. In this interview, the PhD student explains why the localisation debate – not only because of COVID-19 – has to be on top of the agenda and what a more participatory humanitarian debate culture could look like.

CHA Webinar on COVID-19 online

Have you missed our webinar on “COVID-19 – comprehensive response or development reversal? Don’t worry – the recording is now online. Learn how practitioners in Somalia and Pakistan experience the COVID-19 response, what international policy experts demand and what the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is planning.