Good humanitarians? A look at the Scottish Government's Humanitarian Emergency Fund

Good humanitarians? A look at the Scottish Government's Humanitarian Emergency Fund

29th May 2019, 18:00 to 20:00

This meeting of the Cross Party Group on International Development will give attendees a chance to hear about the work of members of Scotland’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund (HEF), as it enters its third year of operation.

The £1 million annual fund has been been used to respond quickly and effectively to humanitarian crises accross the world with life-saving relief. The HEF panel consists of eight humanitarian agencies who are either based or represented in Scotland. They are: the British Red Cross, Christian Aid Scotland, Mercy Corps, Mission Aviation Fellowship Scotland, Oxfam Scotland, Save The Children, SCIAF and Tearfund Scotland.

Speakers will include Michael McKean, Director of Programmes at Mercy Corps, who will give a powerful account of his front line work in the humanitarian sector, including the Middle East and Africa, over many years.

Huw Owen, from the Disasters Emergency Committee and new coordinator for the Fund will also be giving an overview of how the HEF operates and what it has achieved in its first two years.

We also hope to get contributions from front line workers who are currently delivering humanitarian aid supported by the HEF in some of the world’s most difficult crisis hotspots.

Join us for a fascinating discussion!

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