Leave no one behind @ Humanitarian Symposium Munich


General Universities & Specialists Events

HI is co-hosting this year’s Humanitarian Symposium Munich, which takes place on Saturday 24 February, in the Hörsaal der Kinderklinik at Lindwurmstraße 4, as well as online. The topic of this year’s conference is “People with Disability in Humanitarian Crises”.

Our project is happy to support this year’s Humanitarian Symposium Munich. With the theme “People with Disability in Humanitarian Crises” the congress focuses on the situation of persons with disabilities in accessing health and other humanitarian services beyond acute medical care. Persons with pre-existing disabilities or recent sequelae due to violence in conflict often require integrated long-term care approaches, which are therefore often considered beyond the mandate or possibilities of acute interventions.

The sessions of the symposium will bring different perspectives into the topic by having speakers who are scholars as well as practitioners from the fields of humanitarian aid, development cooperation, and global health.

HI is contributing to this important conversation with two keynote speeches and a photo exhibition “Barrier: Zones”. Ulrike Last, HI’s Policy and Development Lead, Inclusive Humanitarian Action, Governance and Protection, will speak on how to promote meaningful participation and equal access to humanitarian aid with and for persons with disabilities. Eric Weerts, HI’s Rehabilitation Specialist in Emergencies, will focus on how to provide access to physical rehabilitation services in humanitarian contexts for people with chronic and new injuries.

Beside, HI is highlighting the stories of people with disabilities in conflict and war zones through a photographic exhibition by Till Mayer. Till Mayer, a journalist and photographer, uses photography to showcase the physical and emotional damage left behind by war and conflict.

HI Germany will also have a stand at the symposium venue to inform participating professionals, young professionals and students about our work and mandate. Our Phase 3 – Leave no one behind! project will be presented with information material on our activities and capacity development opportunities.

For more information, please visit the conference website: