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‘Humanitarian Principles: Here and Now’

Month-long photo exhibition begins

Published : 24 Jan 2022 08:08 PM

A month-long exhibition titled “Humanitarian Principles: Here and Now” will begin at the Liberation War Museum on Tuesday morning.

It will contain information and photographs highlighting the humanitarian engagement of the ICRC and Switzerland as well as humanitarian principles in action in Bangladesh, in 1971 and beyond.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen is expected to attend the opening ceremony as the chief guest.

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md. EnamurRahman , Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh Nathalie Chuard and Head of Delegation of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Bangladesh Katja Lorenz will also attend the event.

Covid protocols will be maintained, wearing of masks will be mandatory and all are requested to keep the vaccination certificate or PCR negative report acquired in the past 24 hours alongside.

The exhibition will jointly be organised by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the ICRC, Photo Elysée in Lausanne and the Liberation War Museum, Dhaka.    UNB

After the formal opening ceremony, the exhibition will remain open to all until February 24 from 10am to 5pm, except Sundays. 

This unique exhibition contains photographs and films through which artists share their vision of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence and examine the impact of humanitarian principles from a fresh, local and contemporary perspective, said the organizers.

Humanitarian crises around the world make news headlines every day. The images associated with these tragedies are often related to tears, suffering, hunger, desperation, loneliness, separation, desolation etc.

Sometimes people feel helpless or overwhelmed by all these images of crisis, violence, armed conflicts and natural disasters.

The contemporary art installation “Humanitarian Principles: Here and Now” is a reaction to these feelings.