Projects Asia & The Pacific

Basics of International Humanitarian Response (BIHR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Jul 2017

InterWorks conducted a UNHCR eCentre “Basics of International Humanitarian Response” (BIHR) workshop in Fort Thanarat, Thailand from 9-17 July 2017. Thirty-one participants from UNHCR, government and NGO counterpart institutions participated, representing 13 different countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The field-based emergency management course, builds capacity through realistic simulations and field exercises, promoting information exchange and best practices in emergency response as well as contributing to strategic and operational partnerships. The training focused on topics such as rapid needs assessments, coordination, core humanitarian response sectors, distribution systems, human rights in emergencies, education in emergencies, civil-military relations, negotiation techniques, field communications and security concerns.

I’m very much impressed by well organized, by well-planned sessions, selection of best, skilled facilitators, their interaction with participants, ways of explanation, listening skills, preparedness.

– Workshop participant