Humanitarian Workers Of Tomorrow

The OCHA definition of humanitarian worker “includes all workers engaged by humanitarian agencies, whether internationally or nationally recruited, or formally or informally retained from the beneficiary community, to conduct the activities of that agency.” There were over 450,000 humanitarian aid workers in 2015.

Key insights

  • The proportion of expatriate humanitarian workers will decrease, increasing the diversity of perspectives in management and decision-making

  • Pervasive insecurity for humanitarian workers in conflict contexts