The New Humanitarian brings you an inside look at the conflicts and natural disasters that leave millions of people in need each year, and the policies and people who respond to them. Join TNH’s journalists in the aid policy hub of Geneva and in global hotspots to unpack the stories that are disrupting and shaping lives around the world.
Does peacebuilding need a rethink? | RH S2E6
Big UN-led peace processes are struggling to address today’s more fragmented conflicts.
In this episode, host Heba Aly explores whether hyper-local peace deals can be a viable alternative.
Guests: Danjuma Dawop, local peacebuilder at Mercy Corps in Nigeria. Obi Anyadike, senior Africa editor at The New Humanitarian.
The politicisation of aid in Ethiopia | RH S2E5
TNH CEO Heba Aly discusses the difficult balancing act for aid agencies that want to speak out against government abuses in Ethiopia but are worried about the consequences of doing so on their perceived neutrality and their ability to continue delivering assistance.
Guests: Journalist Samuel Getachew; Laura Hammond, professor of Development Studies at SOAS; Awol Allo, senior lecturer in law at Keele University; David Del Conte, campaigner of Stop Tigray Famine at Refugees International.
Reducing emissions in the aid sector | RH SE4
To what extent are massive relief operations contributing to climate-related crises?
In this episode, TNH CEO and podcast host Heba Aly discusses the findings of The New Humanitarian’s eight-month investigation into the size of the aid industry’s carbon footprint. We also hear from two aid organisations trying to green their operations.
Guests: Journalist Léopold Salzenstein. Kathrine Vad, climate change adviser at the ICRC, and André Krummacher, vice CEO of impact and accountability at ACTED
RH S2E3 | Diversity in the aid sector
More than a year after the renewed push for racial justice, what progress has the humanitarian aid sector made?
In this episode, TNH CEO and podcast host Heba Aly shares the outcomes of TNH questionnaires circulated among aid organisations and aid workers. We also hear from an initiative keeping the sector accountable, and from an executive trying to change the sector.
Guests: Lena Bheeroo from Charity So White and the Racial Equity Index, and Peter Walton, CEO of Care Australia.
TNH Special | Reflections of a humanitarian reporter
Co-founder, former CEO and long-time editor Ben Parker is leaving The New Humanitarian after more than 25 years. In this special episode, host Heba Aly asks him to reflect on his years of humanitarian reporting.
RH S2E2 | A new approach to aid reform?
Progress towards more inclusive, efficient, and accountable humanitarian aid has been slow. But new research proposes four ways to more fundamentally reform the underlying architecture of the aid system.
Hosted by Heba Aly.
Patrick Saez, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development
Alix Masson, advocacy lead of the NEAR Network
Annika Sandlund, head of partnerships and coordination at the UN Refugee Agency
Danny Sriskandarajah, chief executive of Oxfam GB