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Reference : V-P-SA-E-00008
Date : 26/11/2014
Country/Region : SAUDI ARABIA
Caption : Jeddah. Second International Forum on “Humanitarian Action in a troubled World”.
Photographer : BUJAIR, Ali S
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The Second International Forum on Humanitarian Action was held in Jeddah on the 26th and 27th of November 2014, jointly by the International Committee of the Red Cross Kuwait Regional Delegation (ICRC), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIROSA), based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar Charity (QC) based in Qatar, International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO), based in Kuwait, the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (I H H), based in Turkey and Meddad Center for the Study of charitable and humanitarian work, based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The forum, which was organised under the slogan “Humanitarian Action in a troubled World” was attended by many institutions and organisations working in the humanitarian field, whereby the number of organisations and associations participating reached 48 organisations, and in the presence of an elite of experts, researchers and university professors. The total number of participants attending the forum reached 129 people (from KSA, Tunisia, Yemen, Morocco, Algeria, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sudan, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Switzerland). The objectives of the forum were:
· Promoting awareness about the challenges facing humanitarian action and the application of IHL.
· Providing opportunities of cooperation between humanitarian actors and to exchange their expertise.
· Identifying the different practices regarding the use of social media to serve humanitarian action.
· Stressing the roles of humanitarian organizations via capacity building of local communities during crises and disasters.
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