Students learn how humanitarian relief is provided to refugees and victims of war and natural disasters. Topics include a history of humanitarian relief, the development of humanitarian action in the 20th century, international humanitarian organizations, specialized government structures, NGOs, the Red Cross, principles of intervention, respect for at-risk populations including women and children, international humanitarian law, management of humanitarian emergencies, population security and safety, managing a refugee camp, community health care in humanitarian intervention, control of communicable diseases and epidemics, relief convoys, shelter, distribution of food aid, water management, collective sanitation, sustainable solutions to humanitarian crises, freely consented repatriation, asylum, conducting elections, establishment of civil institutions, the humanitarian charter, minimum standards for disaster relief, code of conduct in rescue and disaster situations. Directory of humanitarian-related internet sites. Eleven lessons.
COURSE AUTHOR: M. Yvan Conoir, MBA, 20 years experience in humanitarian relief operations, DDR, reconstruction, peacebuilding and capacity building programmes with UNHCR, UNICEF, CARE Canada, CECI and the Pearson Peacekeeping Training Centre, in Central, Eastern and Western Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Balkans. Currently the Coordinator of the E-Learning for Peacekeepers programme (Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean) of the Peace Operations Training Institute.
Number of pages: 208 [English]
Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [02-01-09]