Cash Assistance - October 2023
In October 2023 we hosted Richard Blewitt, Executive Director of International at The British Red Cross and Emma Delo, Head of the Cash Hub for a discussion on the transformative power of cash assistance in humanitarian aid, a topic that is reshaping the way we respond to crises worldwide.
100 islanders had the opportunity to hear from experts in the field of humanitarian aid, gain insights into the impact of cash assistance, and learn how individuals can contribute to making a positive difference in times of crisis.
Climate Emergencies - March 2023
In March 2023 we hosted Claas Beecken, Humanitarian Lead at international development charity CARE International UK. Claas discussed how climate change is impacting natural disasters, what humanitarian agencies are doing about this and how funding from Jersey is helping people hit by the severe drought in the Horn of Africa.
The free event saw more than 70 Islanders come together to discuss the role climate change is playing in what is “the largest global food crisis in modern history”. “Acute food insecurity is escalating. In 2023, at least 345 million people across 53 countries are expected to face acute food insecurity and need urgent assistance – this is double the number of people who faced these conditions in 2020. Woman and girls are less likely to access food and food insecurity increases the risk of violence against women and girls,” said Claas.
The JIDN event, the first since the global pandemic, was opened by the Minister for International Development, Deputy Carolyn Labey.