Humanitarian Principles and Practices (Sudan)

Date: 17 - 19 Jan 2017
Length: 3 days
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Residential: No

About the course:

Humanitarian aid workers work in complex situations where they often face multifaceted dilemmas and where their work can have wide-ranging and sometimes unintended, impacts. It is therefore imperative that relief workers understand the context in which they work and their roles, responsibilities and impacts within this context. Having a solid understanding of the humanitarian context, its legal framework and the application of different humanitarian laws, principles, standards and norms is an important start to being a more aware and conscientious aid worker.

This course will discuss the explain concepts of humanitarianism, accountability, emergency, and the disaster risk management cycle and will give an overview of the international humanitarian law framework, including the Red Cross Code of Conduct and humanitarian standards. Over the duration of the course, participants will come to understand the roles and interactions between different actors in a humanitarian response, and will gain an awareness of the challenges that can arise from these complex relationships. Through a variety of activities, including a simulation exercise, participants will learn how to apply humanitarian standards and principles in a practical way so their new knowledge is complemented with practical skills.

An Introduction to RedR Training

What does the course cover?

  • The humanitarian context
  • Humanitarian laws, principles, codes and standards
  • Impacts and dilemmas of humanitarian work
  • Practical skills and application of humanitarian principles
  • Cross-cutting concepts in humanitarianism

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of humanitarian work
  • Explain different laws that apply to humanitarian contexts outlining the key ideas of each
  • Describe principles, codes and standards which apply to humanitarian work
  • Apply principles, codes and standards to humanitarian work
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of different actors in humanitarian responses
  • Discuss impacts and dilemmas associated with humanitarian work

Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for any aid workers involved in humanitarian response who is willing and interested in learning more about the context in which they work and improving their awareness of international humanitarian frameworks. Staff at all levels of humanitarian organisations are welcome.


Arabic and English.


  • National NGOs: SDG 165 per person, per day
  • International NGOs: SDG 660 per person, per day

*Applications close two weeks before the course start date* 

For more information please contact our training team.

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