Course Number 0150-4001-01
Course Name Humanitarian Action
Academic Unit Faculty of Medicine -
Disaster Management
Lecturer Prof. Bruria AdiniContact
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Office Hours By appointmentBuilding: Sackler Medicine , Room: 719
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2022/2
Day Wed
Hours 13:15-14:45
Building Sackler Medicine
Room 326
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

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.

Course objectives:

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.

Full Syllabus
Course Requirements

Take-home exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
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The specific prerequisites of the course,
according to the study program, appears on the program page of the handbook

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