Basics of Humanitarian Action

September 2021


CAS: Foundations of Humanitarian Action

In this course you will learn the basics of humanitarian aid. Special attention is given to international humanitarian law and humanitarian principles. On the basis of case studies, you can actively deal with different situations in which humanitarian principles play a central role and/or are endangered.

Please note: Together with the course "Basics of the Humanitarian System" this course forms the starter package in humanitarian aid. Participation in both courses is recommended. Both courses are part of the aha's certification scheme and can be credited towards a Certificate of Advanced Studies in the field "Foundations of Humanitarian Action". The course is scheduled for September 2021, more information will follow shortly.

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You will learn

what the most important concepts in the realm of humanitarian action are

what the basics of international humanitarian law and quality standards are

what challenges to expect in this line of work

how to reflect critically upon the humanitarian relief sector

Target group

Students, young professionals; no prior knowledge required

Registration is not yet activated. As soon as it is activated, you can register here.

01.9.2021 - 30.9.2021

Maximum of 25 attendees


ProviderThis Training is part of a joint programme by IFHV and VENRO and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
This training is organized by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict.