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:

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Digital press kit

Please go to the German website for press releases.

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CHA in the media

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

  • Interview in der Frankfurter Rundschau: Das schlimmste Krisenjahr des Jahrhunderts

    Ralf Südhoff speaks to Pitt von Bebenburg in an interview with German daily Frankfurter Rundschau about the different causes of the growing worldwide food shortages and what is needed to improve the situation.

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.


    How does racism manifest itself in humanitarian organisations in Germany? How do organisations address the issue? Nezahat Xuereb, co-founder of the “BIPoC Network in Development and Humanitarian NGOs” is our guest in the CHAtroom.


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Humanitarian Takeaways is a collection of selected and summarised materials on a specific humanitarian topic. e.g. German humanitarian policy and strategy, digitalisation of humanitarian action, localisation, climate change & humanitarian action, antiracism and decolonisation, the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus, and gender equality in humanitarian action. Sign up, and approx. every two months Takeaways will land in your inbox!

February 2023 – German foreign and humanitarian policy

November 2022 – Digital Transformation

September 2022 – Climate Crisis

August 2022 – Anti-Racism in Aid Organisations

June 2022 – Localisation

April 2022 – Gender