“DIHAD brings together leading humanitarian agencies and organizations to convene and exchange their experiences, to discuss key humanitarian issues, and to highlight the most important challenges facing crisis-stricken countries.”

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Bumelha
Cultural & Humanitarian Advisor of – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President- Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Est.
Chairman of the Higher Committee – DIHAD
Chairman of DISAB

Mr. Francesco Rocca

“DIHAD is one of the most important conferences and exhibitions that we cannot miss. DIHAD is an occasion to share good practices, experiences, common challenges with the key players in the field. Working together can create and have more impact in the ground, this event is extremely important and we are very happy that we are committed to this event.”

H.E. Mr. Francesco Rocca
President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


“DIHAD is the event where I get the chance to meet many colleagues and organizations and work with them and grew together. Thanks to DIHAD for being an effective platform to bring us all together.”

Mr. Giuseppe Saba
CEO, International Humanitarian City


“DIHAD is an excellent platform for us to work together in the Arab world and beyond. We can get all the best discussions here and then transfer it to the attention of the parliamentarians because eventually this can influence national laws, regional cooperation and it can help us see how we can work better together.”

H.E. Amb. Sergio Piazzi
Secretary General, Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

“DIHAD is a great platform to explore partnerships with other local, regional and international organizations and humanitarian agencies to unite efforts and create hope in the region. The event brings us all together (organizations, entities and governments) to discuss innovative solutions that will help create a brighter future for humanity.”

Ms. Sara Abdulaziz Alnuaimi
Director Special Projects, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives

“We are pleased to participate here in DIHAD, it gives us the opportunity to meet with other individuals and foundations from the Middle East, Africa and from all over the world that shares the work with us in the humanitarian field. We got a lot of benefits and experiences in this event which we consider one of the most important international humanitarian exhibitions.”

Dr. Saleh Al Suhaibani
Secretary General, Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO)


“DIHAD Conference is a great opportunity to discuss with several experts the common issues we are facing; the event is very well organized with a lot of interesting discussions.”

Prof. Vincent Chetail
Director, Global Migration Centre


“I am happy to be part of DIHAD. This is one of the most important events of the year Worldwide not only in the Middle East because the theme they are choosing to talk about every year is very significant, very distinctive and very contemporary.”

Mr. Karzan Noori
Head of Programs and Public Relations, Barzani Charity Foundation Iraq


“DIHAD this year was truly amazing, great discussions, wonderful networking, I met several people I know from other occasions and I was able to make a lot of new acquaintances.”

Mr. Yannick Du Pont
Founder & Director, SPARK Amsterdam

“I extend my thanks and appreciation to the organizers and all those who contributed to the success of this conference and the influential exhibition in promoting noble humanitarian work and developing its methods. DIHAD provides bridges of communication and effective cooperation between various organizations from all over the world to coordinate and respond to the needs of those affected by crises and disasters and mitigate the negative effects of the lack of development.”

Dr. Ali AlHakami
Secretary General, King Abdullah Humanitarian Foundation

“DIHAD has evolved from just a conference of workshops, lectures and networking to a sustainable behavior and cultural exchange. It’s a conference that stands out from other conferences by providing collaborative and innovative platform model that enables & mobiles top International Humanitarian Community Professionals, Key decision-makers, United Nations Agencies, Universities, NGO’s, Private Sector and Community Members to convene on issues that improve the delivery of Humanitarian Aid and Services. DIHAD event is great, it is so focused, the traffic is very high this year, the benefit that we have by being here has been maximized this year.”

Mr. Ahmed Ismail
President of International Operations, Life for Relief & Development


“DIHAD has grown into an event of global importance, bringing together international organizations, governments, think tanks, universities and businesses working in the humanitarian and development field all over the world.”

H.E. Mr. António Guterres
United Nations Secretary General

H.E. Mourad Wahba

“DIHAD is an important opportunity for decision-makers from all branches of the international community, to come together and sharpen our agenda by bringing our humanitarian and development work in concert.”

H.E. Mr. Mourad Wahba
Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP

H.E Ursula Mueller

“DIHAD represents an excellent opportunity for partners to come together, identify innovative solutions and seize new opportunities so that we can better support crisis-affected communities around the world.”

H.E. Ms. Ursula Mueller
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, OCHA

“DIHAD is more than just a “talk-shop” for global leaders. Uniquely, it facilitates learning through multiple opportunities for dialogue, training, networking, and hands-on displays of technologies and information.”

H.E. Ambassador William Lacy Swing
Former Director General, International Organization for Migration