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

Press release on World Humanitarian Day (only German):

Pressemeldung (16.08.2021)

Background information on the Centre for Humanitarian Action:

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Ralf Südhoff - CHA Director
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.

  • World Humanitarian Day

    World Humanitarian Day

    On the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day on August 19, 2022, CHA director Ralf Südhoff gave several interviews and called, among other things, for a “humanitarian Zeitenwende” and for a significant increase in funds as well as staff for humanitarian action at the German Foreign Office.

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.

  • CHAtroom #11: Humanitarian Digital Divide

    New technology-driven approaches are already an integral part of humanitarian responses. These technologies have many benefits for aid users and aid organisations. But they also deepen the power imbalance, they have impacts on inclusion. With Oliver Lough, Kerrie Holloway and John Bryant, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI.


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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 6 weeks Takeaways will land in your inbox!

November 2022 – Digital Transformation

September 2022 – Climate Crisis

August 2022 – Anti-Racism in Aid Organisations

June 2022 – Localisation

April 2022 – Gender