Training on Minimum Standards for Displacement Sites

Module 3: Humanitarian ethics and principles in practice

The module provides an opportunity for participants to consider the practical implications of humanitarian principles and ethics on their work as part of the Ukraine humanitarian response

Module description

This module provides an overview of what humanitarian ethics and principles are, why they are important and what they mean in practical terms for the Ukraine humanitarian response. The module explores the Humanitarian Charter, the humanitarian principles, the protection principles, the principle of do no harm, and the characteristics of a rights-based approach. The module provides opportunities for learners to consider what this means in practical terms for their work in the Ukraine humanitarian response.


There are no pre-requisites for attending the module, but it is recommended that learners are familiar with the purpose and core content of The Minimum Standards. 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 and participate in the module 'Supporting displaced populations in the Ukraine humanitarian response: Using the Minimum Standards for Camp Management 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

  • Explain what a rights-based approach is and explain how application of the Minimum Standards can contribute to the realisation the rights of displaced people,   
  • Explain the core content and provisions of the Humanitarian Charter, humanitarian principles, the protection principles and the principle of do no harm, 
  • Consider ways of applying and upholding the Humanitarian Charter, humanitarian principles and the Protection Principles in the Ukraine humanitarian response, 
  • Describe the linkages between these and the Minimum Standards, 
  • Describe how protection issues including gender-based violence, child protection, disability inclusion and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) are mainstreamed throughout the Minimum Standards, 
  • Explain how the Minimum Standards can contribute to reducing and preventing SEA. 


Who should attend?

This module is for anyone who is working or volunteering with displaced people in Ukraine or neighbouring countries who would like to understand how to apply The Minimum Standards to improve the quality of the humanitarian assistance they provide.


Course structure

The module comprises an online facilitated session of 100 minutes’ duration (inclusive a 10-min comfort break) (delivered using Zoom)

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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