Video Series

Volker Turk

Feb. 2, 2017, 3:35 p.m. English

Protection is the foundation of all humanitarian work, and humanitarians have a duty to do all they can to protect civilians whenever and wherever they are at risk. In this video interview, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Turk, discusses the unique responsibility that Humanitarian Coordinators have to exercise leadership in ensuring that protection is at the centre of humanitarian planning, preparedness, and response.

Interviews With:
  • Volker Turk UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

William Lacy Swing

Oct. 12, 2016, 9:52 a.m. English

Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of affected populations by humanitarian workers is one of the most basic failures of accountability to affected people and the humanitarian system. In this video interview, the IASC Champion on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and Director General of International organisation for Migration (IOM), Ambassador William Lacy Swing, talks about his experience in putting forward an agenda for PSEA.

Interviews With:
  • William Lacy Swing IOM Director General and IASC PSEA Champion

Jamie McGoldrick

Sept. 26, 2016, 3:17 p.m. English

The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen identified 21.2 million people in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, including over 14 million people in need of food, clean water, and healthcare. In this video interview, Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Coordinator for Yemen, talks about his experience and the challenges he faces in leading the humanitarian response in Yemen.

Interviews With:
  • Jamie McGoldrick Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Coordinator for Yemen

Yacoub El Hillo

Sept. 26, 2016, 10:26 a.m. English

Since 2010, the conflict in Syria generated the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian crisis. It is estimated that over 220,000 people have been killed, with more than 6.5 million people displaced within Syria. A further 4.5 million people fled to neighbouring countries. In this video Yacoub El Hillo, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Coordinator in Syria, talks about his experience of leading the Whole of Syria response.

Interviews With:
  • Yacoub El Hillo Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Coordinator for Syria (2003-2006)



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