Short Course Description
Humanitarian crises occur worldwide as a result of forces of nature, conflicts, or communicable diseases. The last decades have been characterized by a deep commitment of the international community to provide humanitarian aid to disaster-stricken areas. The challenges in providing humanitarian aid are complex, from the perspectives of both providers and beneficiaries, and varied ethical dilemmas frequently occur. The course will provide the students with tools to analyze varied humanitarian actions, the dilemmas that are encountered, and the positive and negative consequences of humanitarian aid.
To provide the students with the understanding and insights concerning principles and dilemmas of humanitarian aid, the stakeholders that are involved, and the social and political dynamics that impact the provision of aid. The students will be exposed to the relations between crisis and aid; analyze concepts of neutrality; relations between disaster management and humanitarian aid; and accountability of all involved stakeholders to the communities that require aid.