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Medair Webinar : Hunger - the Unexpected Side-Effect of COVID-19

About this event

While we all focused on the coronavirus, the number of people facing starvation doubled in 2020. Hunger is the unexpected side-effect of COVID-19, the result of market closures and lockdowns that slowed the spread of the virus, but also prevented millions of people from going to work.

Our staff are on the frontline of some of the biggest hunger crises in the world. In the first of our webinar series, we’ll take you from the roots of the hunger crisis to the heart of a nutrition intervention. You’ll hear from Dr Wendy Dyment and Dr Gabriele Rossi, two of our global health advisors. As nutrition experts, Wendy and Gabriele will explain why hunger happens and how we as an organisation respond to nutrition emergencies. They and other Medair staff will share first-hand accounts of their experiences of responding to hunger in some of the world’s most remote and hard-to-reach locations.

This is a journey that is too important to miss.

Please note: This webinar will be conducted in English.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Christian Thompson Head of Artistic Planning Swedish Radio Symphony & Swedish Radio Choir

    English-born Christian Thompson has found a way to combine his passion for classical music with earning a living, and has held different creative roles in London, Verbier, Lyon and now Stockholm, where he is Head of Artistic Planning for the Swedish Radio Symphony and the Swedish Radio Choir.

  • Guest speaker
    Wendy Dyment Senior Health and Nutrition Advisor @ Medair

    Dr. Wendy Dyment is the Health and Nutrition Advisor Team Lead for Medair. She has spent the last 20 years working for various international NGOs. She holds various degrees from Harvard School of Public Health to London School of Hygiene in tropical Medicine.

  • Guest speaker
    Gabriele Rossi Senior Health and Nutrition Advisor @ Medair

    Dr. Rossi is a Senior Health and Nutrition Advisor at Medair. He is an Italian medical Doctor specialized in paediatrics holding multiple degree in public health and humanitarian assistance. He has worked with MSF over 10 years in the field.

  • Guest speaker
    Lucy Bamforth

    Lucy is a freelance writer and photographer. She has worked in the humanitarian and development sector for the last 10 years – including with Medair in Afghanistan, the DRC, the Middle East, and on the Global Emergency Response team. She has a background in journalism, anthropology, and psychology.

  • Team member
    Yann Bieri Donor relations - Philanthropy & Corporate @ Medair


Each Life Matters

Medair is an international humanitarian organization relieving human suffering in some of the world’s
most remote and devastated places.