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History and Support

The Humanitarian Centre emerged in 2006 following a collaboration between international development charities, NGOs and student societies, predominantly associated with the University of Cambridge. As opportunities for cooperation between the group increased, the value of a central focal point in Cambridge for this work became more recognised.

With the generous support of the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, a staff position was established in September 2006, coinciding with a decision by the University of Cambridge to support the Humanitarian Centre through use of rooms at the Fenner’s Sports Centre.

Since 2006, the Humanitarian Centre has continued to expand it’s member base and network to encourage cross-sector collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Without the commitment and hard work of individuals, this work would not have been possible (meet our current team here). The Humanitarian Centre is also extremely grateful to the following organisations for their support:

National Philanthropic Trust (core costs), ARM (ICT4D year), Costello Medical Consulting (Global Health Year), PLoS (Global Health Year), PhG Foundation (Global Health Year), Astra Zeneca (Global Health Year), University of Cambridge Society Syndicate, Isaac Newton Trust, Cambridge RAG, Education Services, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Assessment, and a number of Cambridge Colleges.