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Disability and Mass Displacement: Intersections and Interventions for Humanitarian Action
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This international symposium aims to transcend disciplinary, epistemological, practice and other boundaries, inviting researchers, activists and practitioners to engage in critical debate around disability, displacement and humanitarian action. For more information, click on this link

 The objectives of the event are the following:
  • Provide an interdisciplinary space for critical reflection on the intersections between disability and humanitarian action
  • Critically discuss the space and location of disability in disaster preparedness and response;
  • Offer a space for consideration of options for non-disabling and inclusive humanitarian practice and global policies
  • Critically explore approaches ensuring that all services and humanitarian assistance are available and accessible to all disabled people irrespective of type of disability, gender, age or legal status
  • Discuss the limitations of policy, rights and services in regard to disability in humanitarian action;
  • Connect actors working in and across a range of sectors to forge alliances for critical thought and cooperative action on disability and humanitarian action.

Keynote Speakers*:

*More to be confirmed soon

Christian Modino Hok (Humanitarian Director, Emergency Response Unity, CBM)
UNHCR (Protection Unit)
Valerie Scherer (Independent Consultant)
Joerg Weber (Global Advisor, Community Based Inclusive Development, CBM International)
Shaun Grech (The Critical Institute)
Maria Pisani (University of Malta)

Organised by: the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) in collaboration with the University of Malta & The Critical Institute 


For more information on the symposium please contact: Shaun Grech ( and Maria Pisani (

Information on conference logistics, please contact: Joseph Debono (

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