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Humanitarian Congress Tokyo 2024


April 23rd (Tue) At Waseda University Nihonbashi Campus and Webinar /

April 24th (Wed), 25th(Thu) Webinar

Simultaneous interpretation available for webinars /
Co-hosted by MSF and ICRC /

The escalation of the Gaza-Israel conflict has caused a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented severity. Hostage-taking, daily air strikes on densely populated areas, civilian casualties due to sieges and attacks on hospitals are all against the rules of war, and the extremely limited delivery and distribution of humanitarian aid and medical care must be addressed at all cost.

Humanitarian challenges are more critical than ever around the world, not only in Gaza, but also in conflicts in Russia-Ukraine and Sudan. The number of refugees and internally displaced persons continues to rise due to the consequences of climate change and conflict. Despite aid agencies issuing numerous requests for additional funding from their respective donors, it is becoming increasingly difficult to raise funds to meet people’s growing humanitarian needs around the world. We are concerned countries are increasingly prioritizing national security, post-COVID19 financial recovery and political and strategic interests, while international cooperation and humanitarian response are being deprioritized as never before. In addition, in countries and regions in need of humanitarian assistance, there are serious situations where measures taken by governments and their military as well as international sanctions make it even more difficult for humanitarian organizations to reach people in need of support.

The theme for Humanitarian Congress Tokyo 2024 is: "Tackling the Crisis of Humanitarian Aid.” We’d like to deepen our understanding of the current situation in which humanitarian aid itself is threatened, and to examine what actions are needed to resolve the challenges.

The Humanitarian Congress Tokyo is primarily intended to promote dialogue among those involved in international cooperation (practitioners, policy makers, researchers, etc.). It also seeks to raise the attention and foster participation and actions of the private sector, the media, students studying in the field of international cooperation, and all people with a broad interest in humanitarian work. We are looking forward to having you online with us for the Humanitarian Congress Tokyo 2023.

About Humanitarian Congress Tokyo
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has established the "Humanitarian Congress Tokyo" since 2020 as a platform based in Japan to discuss various issues related to humanitarian aid, and has been organizing the event jointly with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) since 2021.

DAY1 April 23rd (Tue)

  • 17:30-19:00 Opening & Hybrid Session: How Can We Tackle the Crisis of Humanitarian Aid?

DAY2 April 24th (Wed)

  • 17:30-19:00 Online Session 1: Sexual Violence against the Most Vulnerable - What is Necessary for a Better Future?
  • 19:30-21:00 Online Session 2: Business and Human Rights in Complex Environments

DAY3 April 25th (Thu)

  • 17:30-19:00 Online Session 3: Sudan
  • 19:30-21:10 Online Session 4: Climate Change and Humanitarian Crisis & Closing


We might stop registration before the Congress days, once the number of participants reaches the limit.



5:30 p.m.
Waseda University Nihonbashi Campus and Webinar