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Deakin University

Introduction to Humanitarian Aid

Deakin University via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore guiding principles and approaches used by humanitarian teams.

Earthquake, flood, fire, famine, and conflict – we seem to be hearing more about these things every day, and watching as they impact communities all over the world. Fortunately, there are organisations trained and ready to assist communities affected by disasters.

On this course, you will explore the long history of humanitarianism, learning about the important principles and values that underpin it. You’ll also discover how humanitarianism works across the globe, understanding how responses to disasters are coordinated and learning more about the various bodies involved.

This course has been created for those working in the humanitarian sector and those interested in humanitarian issues and leadership.

Taught by

Matthew Clarke and Phil Connors

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