The headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah hosts, on 10–11 June 2013, a workshop entitled: "Humanitarian Action in Today’s World: reality and challenges in the context of Islamic jurisprudence and international humanitarian law". This workshop is attended by scholars and experts of Islamic jurisprudence and international humanitarian law, all together more than 20 organisations and 80 participants. It covers topics relating to the rights of victims of armed conflicts and the protection of humanitarian workers. It also features specific presentations on experiences and practices in the area of protection. The workshop aims to provide knowledge-based assistance to those working in the humanitarian field, develop their skills, and promote their awareness and knowledge of the principles of humanitarian action in light of Islamic jurisprudence and international humanitarian law.