Diaspora contributions to the World Humanitarian Summit

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Diaspora representatives at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016

Ade Daramy, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS

Elvina Quaison, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS

Bashair Ahmed, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS

Zedoun Alzoubi, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS

Trudy Morgan, diaspora representative, speaking at the WHS

Diaspora Joint Commitments Statement

Diaspora organisations have come together to create a list of Commitments to present at the World Humanitarian Summit. These Commitments outline how the Diaspora will interact with the humanitarian sector going forward. If you would like to read the commitments and endorse them :

Link to endorse the commitments

PDF File of the Joint Diaspora Commitments Statement

Diaspora video statements at the WHS Global Consultation in Geneva, October 2016

Ade Daramy, Sierra Leonean diaspora representative, reminded the international humanitarian community of the added value that diaspora inclusion can contribute to humanitarian response, while recognizing that diaspora organisations are complementary to other actors and modalities of assistance and cooperation.

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Click on the picture to watch the video : Ade Daramy speaking at the WHS Global Consultation in Geneva on 16/10/2015
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Video statement of Deeka Abdi Said, Somali diaspora representative, at the WHS Global Consultation in Geneva

Video statement by Christina Abraham, Abdulaziz Ramadan, Rasem Alatassi, Syrian diaspora representatives, at the WHS Global Consultation

Diaspora position paper submitted during the WHS Global Consultation in July 2015

Participants from Syrian, Somali and Sierra Leonean diaspora communities and relief organisations contributed to a joint position paper on humanitarian effectiveness for the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation .

The position paper provides an overview over current debates on diaspora-based emergency relief and entails recommendations to the World Humanitarian Summit.

The WHS recommendations by Somali, Sierra Leonean and Syrian diaspora-based humanitarian organisations :

Diaspora recommendations PDF file