Media contacts

CHA’s communications team is available for all media enquiries from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm CEST/CET. You can reach us by phone +491590 681 8524 or by email:

Anne Tritschler –

Arvid Radsey –

Digital press kit

Please note that the digital press kit has been released in German only. English version coming soon:

Press release on World Humanitarian Day (as PDF):

Pressemeldung (16.08.2021) (only in German)

Background information on the Centre for Humanitarian Action (as PDFs):

Press photosPlease click on the pictures for higher resolution:

Ralf Südhoff – CHA Director
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CHA in the media

Here you will find a selection of media interviews, commentaries and press reports.

  • Afghanistan: Radio interview with Ralf Südhoff

    UN aid for Afghanistan will cost at least 4.5 billion euros this year – the largest humanitarian appeal the United Nations has ever made for a country. Philine Sauvageot from SWR2 talks to Ralf Südhoff about the humanitarian situation in the country.

CHA in specialist forums

Here you will find a selection of publications in professional publications.

  • Basic info: Humanitarian action at the United Nations

    Humanitarian action is a core task of the United Nations, anchored in Article 1 of the Charter of the United Nations. But what does humanitarian action mean for the United Nations? Sonja Hövelmann, research fellow at CHA explains it in the UN-BASIS-INFORMATION 64 of the United Nations Association of Germany [German].


COVID-19, climate change, racism, more and more people in need – humanitarian aid is facing major challenges. In the new CHA podcast CHAtroom, practitioners from the humanitarian aid sector speak out and testify how they engage.

  • Kayu-Orellana-Help

    CHAtroom #6: Localisation

    How does the localisation of humanitarian action work in practice? Don’t we perhaps even have too romantic an idea of local partners? In this sixth episode of the CHAtroom, Kayu Orellana from Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. provides answers [in German].


The CHA newsletter provides you with the latest news from German and international humanitarian aid every six weeks. It includes our Good News, three humanitarian hot spots, event information, reading and listening tips as well as staff changes and job vacancies. So don’t miss out – subscribe now!

The newsletters of the past 6 months will soon be available for download here (as PDF). Please note that the newsletter is in German.