Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Response

Self-Paced Online Training

Humanitarian Story

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The modern humanitarian world has changed and developed since its introduction in the 1850s. Key moments in the history of modern humanitarianism have influenced these changes and informed the way that we work today.

After completing this module, you should be able to:  

  • Describe how the modern humanitarian world has evolved from the context and lessons of the past  
  • Describe the major trends, issues and challenges for modern international humanitarian response 

Estimated completion time : 45 minutes

 

Diversity, Vulnerability and Capacity

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Diversity, Vulnerability and Capacity are crucial concepts in humanitarian action and must be considered throughout the work that we do. Within an emergency context, different people experience different opportunities, barriers, vulnerabilities, and power in any given situation. How we best meet the needs of everyone in a population must be considered in all humanitarian action. 

After completing this module, you should be able to:  

  • Explain what is meant by diversity, vulnerability and capacity and why this is important in humanitarian contexts 
  • Identify sources of vulnerability and the relationship to power and intersectionality 
  • List three ways to conduct a vulnerability and capacity analysis

Estimated completion time : 30 minutes

Protection Programming

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Protection is an important theme that every humanitarian must consider when designing and implementing programming in any sector or context. This session provides an introduction to Protection programming which we will build on throughout the rest of the course.

After completing this module, you should be able to:  

  • Describe the key principles and activities of general protection and the main protection sub-sectors
  • Define different types of gender-based violence
  • Identify mitigation measures that can be taken to mitigate GBV in emergency programming
  • Identify typical protection interventions that may be relevant in a given context

Estimated completion time : 45 minutes

 

Humanitarian Standards

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Technical standards exist to guide the work we do in humanitarian action. In most cases, these have been developed through long consultation processes and expert review, leading to a wealth of professional tools and meaningful minimum standards that we can strive for.

After completing this module, you should be able to:  

  • Describe the rationale and structure of the Sphere handbook. 
  • Locate specific technical standards, actions, indicators and guidance notes within the Sphere handbook. 
  • Identify alternative sources of technical standards and guidance for humanitarian action.

Estimated completion time : 30 minutes

Coordination Structures

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Humanitarian Coordination Structures are many and complex. National Governments have existing structures in place to plan for and respond to crises. International actors must be mindful of these, and work to coordinate well with what is already in place.  In the humanitarian community, how we coordinate depends on the context, but common features of the approaches we have seen are the coming together of organisations into thematic sectors, and coordination between these sectors. 

After completing this module, you should be able to:  

  • Identify different approaches to coordination and typical structures related to humanitarian action

Estimated completion time : 30 minutes