Launch of the CHH-Lancet Commission on Health, Conflict and Forced Displacement

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The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health (CHH)–Lancet Commission on Health, Conflict, and Forced Displacement is a new initiative launched in January 2024 to address the urgent need for structural changes in the current humanitarian architecture.

The Commission is organised by working groups and corresponding themes: Evolution of the humanitarian system, ethical and legal frameworks, Humanitarian architecture, leadership, governance, coordination, innovative humanitarian financing, research and evidence, priority humanitarian packages, Measuring success, technology and artificial intelligence, climate change, and crosscutting themes (e.g. gender, hard-to-reach populations). We hope to deliver a Commission report by early 2026.

The Commission is chaired by Professor Paul Spiegel, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Baltimore, USA, Dr Ozge Karadag, Bahcesehir University (BAU), School of Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye, ChiChi Undie, Baobab Research Programme Consortium, Population Council, Nairobi, Kenya, and our Director Professor Karl Blanchet, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva.

The Commissioners are Aula Abbara, Arwa Abdelhay, Houssam al-Nahhas, Huda Omer Basaleem, Ghislain Bisimwa, Ietza Bojorquez, David Cantor, Francesco Checchi, Fouad Fouad, Kemish Kenneth Alier, Joanne Liu, Daniel Maxwell, Nicolas Meda, Andres Moya, Sara Pantuliano, Sabina Faiz Rashid, Hugo Slim, and Muhammad Zaman.

The CHH–Lancet Commission on Health, Conflict, and Forced Displacement is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Fondation and the Commission des Affaires Humanitaires et Coopération Internationale (CAHCI), HUG, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva.

Balochistan. In response to the devastating floods occurring in the region, the ICRC set up mobile medical units in collaboration with the Pakistan Red Crescent and the Indus hospital and health network, to address the population’s health needs.
Source: ICRC website, article 06/03/2022