Dr. Hugo Slim on Life, Conflict, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and Humanitarianism

  • In this conversation, Nick and Hugo discuss:
  • Hugo’s early life and career as a frontline humanitarian worker in Africa and the Middle East
  • The bureaucratisation of humanitarian organisations over recent decades
  • The magic of young people in humanitarian (and other) organisations
  • The experience of civilians in war and conflict, the ‘seven spheres of suffering’, and memorialisation of the dead
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Hugo’s term as Head of Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy
  • Recent developments in International Humanitarian Law and warfare
  • The impact of COVID-19 on relief work in conflict zones
  • The changed ethical landscape that many in western nations now find themselves in as a result of the pandemic.

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