Christoph Hensch

International Committee of the Red Cross

Christoph Hensch is a former Executive Director of the Mandala Foundation and Independent Consultant. He was Head of Office at the ICRC surgical hospital in Novye Atagi in 1996.

  • Twenty years after Novye Atagi: A call to care for the carers

    Working in the humanitarian sector as an aid worker has become a dangerous endeavour, with attacks against humanitarian workers becoming more common. In this personal story by a former head of office at an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) surgical hospital, a short, violent encounter leads to a long journey of recovery. There is an important role for the community in supporting the healing process; the author suggests that an integral and collaborative involvement by organizations like the ICRC is effective in addressing the impact of violence directed towards humanitarian aid workers.