Humanitarian Action, Response & Relief – Online Course








Last updated on December 10, 2023 9:04 pm

Understand the fundamentals of humanitarian response and explore disaster management with this online course from Coventry University.

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Who is the course for?

This course is for individuals working in the humanitarian sector who need to refresh their knowledge and individuals looking to work in the humanitarian sector. It will also be useful for those who manage and evaluate services within the humanitarian sector.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

What topics will you cover?

The humanitarian origin in the Red Cross movement

The Geneva Convention, Hague Conventions and the UDHR

Ethics of humanitarian work

Key concepts/terminology for humanitarian operations – NGOs, agencies

Humanitarian space


The landscape of the main actors in humanitarian response

Anticipation and disaster assessments: types of assessments, the purpose of assessments and assessing capacities, rapid assessments and considerations

Cluster systems

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Identify the historical background and contextual issues that inform humanitarian approaches

Explore the theoretical underpinning that shapes many humanitarian relief operations

Explore the key principles and values that underpin responses to emergencies and humanitarian action

Evaluate the impact of a range of humanitarian relief responses on the experiences of disaster-affected populations

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