Singapore Red Cross Humanitarian Conference 2018 - Humanitarian Challenges of Refugees and Displaced Persons
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) invites you to attend the 4th Singapore Red Cross Humanitarian Conference - Humanitarian Challenges of Refugees and Displaced Persons, on 13 October 2018 (Saturday).
The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has been on the forefront of rendering humanitarian assistance, protection and advocacy for refugees; displaced persons; and migrant workers, seeking to reduce the vulnerability of migrants and displaced persons by enhancing resilience.
This Conference aims to look into issues surrounding migrants, refugees and internally-displaced persons (IDPs), and highlight the challenges faced by both migrants and displaced persons, as well as, the humanitarian players. Although this Conference focuses on the challenges faced by displaced persons around the world, one of the sessions will focus on challenges faced by migrant workers in Singapore and how local humanitarian players have been reaching out to them. All the speakers at the Conference will bring first-hand experiences, both from personal involvement, as well as, that of their respective organisations.
Through this year’s Conference, SRC hopes to create a common platform for institutions, interested Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) and volunteers, to facilitate the sharing of experiences, perspectives and best practices. We believe this would lead us to be better prepared, more efficient and effective when responding to humanitarian needs around the world.
The details are as follows:
Date: 13 October 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Registration starts at 8:30 am)
Venue: Sophia Cooke Ballroom, Fort Canning Lodge , 6 Fort Canning Rd, S(179494)
Seats are limited! Please RSVP your interest by Friday, 28 September here.
*A confirmation email will be sent once we have secured a seat for you.
The Singapore Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-organised the Youth Humanitarian Challenge 2018, inviting essay and video entries from youth to influence more people to support humanitarian causes.
Congratulations to Sandy Tan, Samuel Lee and Meredith Zhuo, winners of “A letter from a humanitarian’. They won book vouchers sponsored by ICRC.
“After participating in YHC 2018, I have learnt that there are many different yet just as important aspects of international humanitarian laws and actions. For instance, humanitarian actions such as social cohesion, elderly inclusion, voluntary blood donation and migration are all essential in promoting human welfare.” - Sandy Tan, Winner of the 1st Prize, Youth Humanitarian Challenge 2018
Congratulations to all winners of the Youth Humanitarian Challenge 2018.
Category: Humanitarian Advocacy
Sandy Tan Yen Ling
Zhuo En Ru Meredith
Tan Xing Liang
We thank all challengers for your participation!
Criteria for participation
The competition is open to youth aged between 15 and 35, residing in Singapore, regardless of nationality and all the participants of the Youth Summit (including regional participants).
Writing Entry - Humanitarian Advocacy
Video Entry - One Minute Humanitarian
The entries shall address directly one of the following topics. Pen a letter to a friend to advocate any of our various causes (below). These must be based on facts, real events and real people.
International humanitarian law (IHL) on one of the following elements:
Humanitarian action on one or more of the following elements:
A true story on one of the following elements:
Submission and closing date
Entries (using the article template with entry form) must be submitted via email by the entrant to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59pm on 7 July 2018.
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