Since the end of the Cold War, humanitarian activity has grown exponentially.
Several factors today seem to demonstrate profound changes in the sector: the development of crises and vulnerabilities and the risks that are emerging, the environment around humanitarian action and the contemporary challenges to compliance with humanitarian principles, law, and access to victims.
New methods and changes in the composition of the sector itself are also part of this rapidly evolving landscape.
On December 4th, ICRC Director of Operations Pierre Kraehenbuehl joined Ambassador William J. Garvelink at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to discuss "The Future of Humanitarian Action" and launch the latest edition of the International Review of the Red Cross (IRRC).
To better understand the changes underway and how they affect all humanitarian actors, including the ICRC, read the Review and listen to this important discussion between Mr. Kraehenbuehl, US Government representatives and major US NGOs.