Training on Minimum Standards for Displacement Sites

Module 11. Displacement site closure and transition

The module supports learners to mitigate the negative impact of closure and transition in collective centres and other displacement sites on displaced people

Module description

This module provides an overview of the minimum standards related to transition or closure of collective centres or other displacement sites (standards 5.1 - 5.4) and explores how these standards apply in the Ukraine humanitarian response. The module asks participants to consider potential outcomes for sites in the Ukraine humanitarian response and to identify actions to prepare for exit and/ or transition.

There are no pre-requisites for this module, but it is recommended that learners are familiar with the purpose and core content of the Minimum Standards before attending the module.  Learners who wish to deepen their understanding before participating in this module are encouraged to watch the video 'Supporting displaced populations in the Ukraine humanitarian response: An introduction to the minimum standards for displacement sites' and participate in the module 'Supporting displaced populations in the Ukraine humanitarian response: Using the Minimum Standards in practice'.

This module is a facilitated module which uses participatory methods. It is expected that learners will participate in discussions and activities in order to deepen their understanding of the concepts that are discussed. Participants will be offered opportunities to share relevant personal experiences and reflections to benefit their own and others' learning.  At the end of the module, participants will be provided with a summary of key messages from the module and a list of relevant resources.

Module objectives

  • Describe the ways in which collective centres or other displacement sites might transition or close,
  • Explain the key actions needed to ensure that site populations continue to receive appropriate and timely support and service provision during transition periods,
  • Describe how to ensure that site closure takes place in a planned and consultative manner, and its impact on any residual site populations is mitigated,
  • Explain the importance of anticipating unplanned and spontaneous closure and managing and mitigating its impact on site populations
  • Describe the importance of rehabilitation of the site in order to meet the needs of residual populations and host communities while taking into account local regulations and environmental needs,
  • Assess possible exit or transition scenarios relevant to your current situation and consider the impacts of each on resident and host communities,
  • Develop an action plan with at least 3 actions you will take to prepare for exit or transition.

Who should attend?

This module is aimed at anyone who is working or volunteering with displaced people in Ukraine or neighbouring countries who would like to improve their ability to mitigate the impact on displaced people of closure of collective centres and other displacement sites, or of transition between site management agencies.

Course structure

2 x 1 hour facilitated sessions plus 30 minutes break in-between the sessions (delivered using Zoom) TOTAL 150 minutes

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?

Training could be facilitated by RedR UK experts in English, Ukrainian, Polish, and Romanian.


Dates of the training sessions are listed here.

Click here to access other free, online contextualised modules offered by RedR UK to individuals and organisations responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

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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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