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:

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CHA in the media

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

  • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN talks to a farmer UN Photo Pier Paolo Cito


    A very worthwhile article in DIE ZEIT in the run-up to the UN World Food System Summit on 23 September explains why hunger is on the rise again worldwide. Ralf Südhoff, Director CHA has his say, criticising that also in food aid too little thought is given to when and how humanitarian action, development policy and conflict prevention should be better interlinked.

CHA in specialist forums

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


    Sonja Hövelmann's paper was published in the March 2021 issue of the journal Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ) on the topic of "Bevölkerungsschutz" (Civil Protection).


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.

  • CHAtroom #5 - Grand Bargain 2.0

    Jan Egeland, Eminent Person of the Grand Bargain was on a panel discussion about the urgent needed reform of the humanitarian system in Berlin in September. CHA-Director Ralf Südhoff asked him about his plans and ambitions to create a new GB 2.0 momentum among humanitarian organizations and at the highest political level. In this podcast episode, we have compiled his answers.


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