Warsaw hosts Humanitarian Expo 2019 fair
The three-day Warsaw Humanitarian Expo 2019 exhibition started on Tuesday in Nadarzyn, near Warsaw, and is being attended among others by Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. The event is being held under the patronage of Polish President Andrzej Duda.
"Warsaw Humanitarian Expo is a place for open debate and an exchange of ideas regarding cooperation between public institutions, NGOs and business in the scope of humanitarian aid, as well as the first event of its type organised in Central and Eastern Europe," Czaputowicz said, adding that the fair gathers decision-makers and experts from the government, NGO's, charities and the private sector.
He underscored Poland's active role on the international arena dealing with humanitarian crises in the countries affected by them. "So far, our humanitarian and pro-development activities have focused on giving help to those who have been displaced or who have escaped, by ensuring them adequate living conditions for the future, allowing access to education, health services and the labor market," the minister added.
Warsaw Humanitarian Expo is Europe's largest trade fair devoted to global humanitarian and development aid. According to the Foreign Ministry, the fair is mainly aimed at increasing involvement in the debate on humanitarian and development assistance and raising the activity of the business sector in humanitarian aid throughout the world. The expo is also intended to create a platform for cooperation of enterprises, NGOs and public institutions.