Humanitarian Ethics and Principles in Practice (English/Polish)


Humanitarian Ethics and Principles in Practice (English/Polish)

The Humanitarian Ethics and Principles in Practice module is run as two 60 minute sessions.

The first session considers Humanitarian Ethics and aims to introduce participants to the challenge of ethical dilemma that is inherent in humanitarian response.

The second session builds upon the first and introduces the four Humanitarian Principles and the concept of ‘do no harm’ in humanitarian response. The module has a specific emphasis on the context of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis response and encourages the participants to reflect on how their own personal ethics affect their decision making and actions in supporting the response.

Module Objectives

  • Identify some of the ethical issues affecting humanitarian response.
  • Describe some of the different factors that influence ethical decision making in humanitarian response
  • Reflect on the impact of your own personal ethics and how these may affect your decisions in the current context of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis response
  • Describe some of the common ethical concerns in humanitarian data management
  • List the four humanitarian principles and explain their meaning
  • Explain the importance of applying the four humanitarian principles in the provision of humanitarian assistance in the context of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis response
  • Explain the principle of 'do no harm' in providing humanitarian assistance in the context of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis response

Course Structure

The module comprises two live facilitated sessions, each 60 minutes duration.

Total learning time: 120 minutes

Participants will be asked to watch a short video prior to the live session.

Who should attend?

The module is designed for humanitarian responders who are working with populations affected by the Ukraine conflict such as local actors – staff and volunteers working with local organisations, municipalities, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), and faith-based organisations without experience in humanitarian response.

This course is offered for free; on a first come, first served basis. We will be creating a waiting list, so please email us if the course is already full so we can keep you in mind if anybody drops out.

How to join

If you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite. You will receive instructions on how to join the course after registration.

The live online sessions are hosted on Zoom. We recommend joining via the Zoom app. Participants may join the training via a browser, although the browser offers limited access to some of the interactive features of the training. Participants will be expected to have a stable internet connection and to actively participate in all facilitated sessions.

What is the language of the training?

English (simultaneous translation available in Polish).


Session I: 26th April, 16:00 Kyiv time (EEST or UTC+3), this is, 15:00 in Warsaw

Session II: 27th April, 16:00 Kyiv time (EEST or UTC+3), this is, 15:00 in Warsaw

Hpass badge

Upon completion of the course participants will be eligible to apply for a HPass Badge, a digital indicator of achievement, and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience in the humanitarian sector. You can find more information on HPass Badges here.

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Course Overview

Course Length
2 days
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