At the request of the news agency, The New Humanitarian, the General Manager of the Fraternity – International Humanitarian Federation (FIHF), Friar Luciano, recorded a video interview for the “Meet a Member” section.

Recorded in one of the shelters in Roraima managed by the Fraternity, the interview mainly approaches three guiding questions suggested by the agency: What kind of work is performed by the organization? Where? What are the challenges faced by the organization, and how can the humanitarian sector, in general, support and be involved with organizations such as the Fraternity – Humanitarian (FIHF)? Friar Luciano also talked about the partnership that constitutes the Welcome Operation and about the organization’s action as a focal point for the Sphere Handbook in Brazil.

The New Humanitarian is an independent, non-profit news organization that puts quality, independent journalism at the service of millions of people affected by humanitarian crises all over the world. Today, it is considered one of the most reliable sources of information on humanitarian crises, conflicts and disasters. Its news reports give a broad view to decision-makers in the political and professional areas, as well as to those who want to make the world more humane.

The current director of The New Humanitarian, Heba Aly, is an award-winning journalist with extensive experience covering conflict zones in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. She is a regular commentator on humanitarian policy, with works published in government briefings and in conferences around the world. She is a member of the Global Future Council on the Humanitarian System of the World Economic Forum,  nominated one of the 100 Young Global Leaders under 40 and one of the 100 Most Influential Africans.

Read the full interview in Portuguese or English.

Watch this video in English