Training on Minimum Standards for Displacement Sites

Module 8. Creating safe, secure and appropriate environments for hosting displaced populations

The module supports learners to ensure displaced people are in safe, secure and appropriate environments

Module description

This module provides an overview of the minimum standards concerning the location and planning of collective centres and other displacement sites. Topics include ways to ensure environments are safe and secure (standard 3.1) and physically, socially and culturally appropriate (standard 3.2).  This module explores the potential vulnerabilities of displaced populations, the protection risks they may face and how the Minimum Standards can be used to mitigate these risks. The module focuses on the specific context of the Ukraine humanitarian response and provides opportunities for participants to consider the issues in light of their own experiences.

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

  • Explain the importance of effective site management and planning in relation to protection mainstreaming, the principle of do no harm and disability inclusion;

  • Describe potential protection, safety and security risks that people in collective centres and other displacement sites may face and how this applies in the context of the Ukraine humanitarian response;

  • Describe key actions to take to ensure that all site residents and service providers live in a dignified environment that is safe and secure from harm or violence (standard 3.1);

  • Describe key actions to take to ensure that all site residents have an environment that is physically, socially and culturally appropriate (standard 3.2);

  • Define actions that you will undertake to assess or improve the safety, security and appropriateness of the collective centres or displacement sites in which you are working.

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 improve their ability to ensure that the sites in which displaced people are located are safe, secure and appropriate.

Course structure

Two online facilitated sessions of one hour duration each, total 120 minutes -with a 30-min break in the middle (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.


More dates and languages to come soon!” to this one: “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.

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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