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Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies


This eight week course will provide participants with an introduction to key aspects of Humanitarian Emergencies. The course runs weekly for 8 nights at Comhlamh, 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 Comhlamh employees.

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.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Emergencies
  • Public Health in Emergencies
  • Establishing an Emergency Operation
  • Managing Emergencies
  • Representing Emergencies
  • Food Security & Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Water & Sanitation in Emergencies
  • Current and future developments in humanitarian action

To Apply

See our events calendar for the next Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies course.

For further information, please contact: Capacity Development Services (01) 4064424 or cds@kimmagedsc.ie.



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