Introduction to Humanitarian Aid by Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings (FutureLearn)

Online CoursesPolitics & SocietyIntroduction to Humanitarian Aid4.8 (29 reviews)Discover the history of humanitarian aid and the principles and values that underpin it.Email me when I can join24,157 enrolled on this course


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The principles and values that underpin humanitarian action

Different actors and how the system works

Exploring if localisation is the future of humanitarian action

The history of humanitarianism

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This course explores the long history of humanitarianism, including an overview of the principles and values that underpin this process. It also explores the ways in which these systems are impacted by disasters, such as the SARS pandemic and the Rwandan genocide.


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Students appreciate that this course is well-written and well-done. They find it beneficial for beginners in the field of humanitarian work, providing an introduction to the world of humanitarian aid and teaching key skills such as communication and aid management. The course is easy to follow, provides valuable information, and inspires further study. Students also like that it can be completed quickly and easily.

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