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Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies

Start Date

12 October
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm





This eight week course will provide participants with an introduction to key aspects of Humanitarian Emergencies. The course runs weekly for 8 nights starting Wednesday 12th October at 6.30pm-8.30pm at Comhlámh, which is situated at 12 Parliament St., Dublin 2. There is a concessionary rate of €100 for students or people not in paid employment. There is a €25 discount for Comhlámh members.

The course is aimed both at:

  • members of the general public who are keen to learn more about what actually happens in Emergencies and how communities, governments and aid agencies respond; and,
  • those working in government or aid organisations who are head office based and involved in some aspect of Emergencies i.e. in fundraising, public relations, awareness raising or development education but who are not actually on the front line and as a consequence do not have direct field experience of Emergency response.

Course Objectives

  • To provide participants with an introduction to key aspects of Humanitarian Emergencies.
  • To introduce and explain what actually happens in Emergencies.
  • To explore how communities, governments and aid agencies respond.
  • To introduce participants to key sectoral issues and responses, particularly related to public health, food security and nutrition, shelter and security.

Schedule and Topics Covered

12 Oct.
Introduction to EmergenciesRob Kevlihan
19 Oct.
Establishing an Emergency OperationBrian Casey
26 Oct.
Managing EmergenciesBrian Casey
2 Nov.
Representing EmergenciesFranziska Fehr
9 Nov.
Public Health in EmergenciesEnida Friel
16 Nov.
Water & Sanitation in EmergenciesNiall Roche
23 Nov.
Food Security & Nutrition in EmergenciesMary Corbett
30 Nov.
Current and Future Developments in Humanitarian Action
Colm Byrne

For further information, please contact: Capacity Development Services (01) 4064341 or cds@kimmagedsc.ie.

Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies

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