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What is humanitarian work and what does it mean to be a humanitarian in Australia today?

From Australia’s frequent bushfire and flood emergencies, to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the everyday challenges facing many Australians who experience inadequate access to basic necessities such as adequate food, shelter, and healthcare, this webinar explores the relevance of humanitarianism in Australian contexts.

Our guest speakers include some of Australia’s leading advocates and champions for those who are marginalised in our community. Their examples demonstrate the many practical solutions that are available to support individuals and communities in their own efforts to recover and become more resilient after crisis and disaster.

The webinar will also consider how the expertise, knowledge and values of returned international humanitarian workers can be usefully applied in domestic contexts in Australia.