H.E.L.P. - A training course for managing relief operations in humanitarian crises

17 July 2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), together with the Lebanese  Red Cross (LRC), the Lebanese University (LU) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), are holding a two-week multidisciplinary training course for managing humanitarian operations in disasters, conflicts and other crises.

The H.E.L.P. course, short for Health Emergencies in Large Populations, will run from 15 to 26 October 2018. It seeks to develop the knowledge, skills and the approach that humanitarian personnel need in order to take decisions that are effective to ensure that their conduct is never less than humane and to adapt their activities as needed.

The course contributes to raising technical and ethical standards for humanitarian work, and to fostering collaboration between the academic and humanitarian worlds through:
• Favouring problem solving and participatory learning based on practice, concrete situations and decision taking
• Learning from selected readings, group work, lectures by experts, simulations of disasters, field visits and presentations by the participants
• Analyzing situations and reflecting on group discussions

The H.E.L.P. course is of pertinence to a broad range of professionals, including: medical personnel, operational managers, technicians, logisticians, lawyers, policymakers and leaders of humanitarian organizations who have field experience in crises, and who bear responsibilities in managing operations.

More details:
• Language: English
• Registration fees is 1,000 US dollars. (not including accommodation or transport)

For registration or more information, please contact Micheline Sarkis on msarkis@icrc.org, or call from Monday to Friday form 8 am to 3 pm at 961 3 138185, or 961 1 739297/8/9.