Projects Asia & The Pacific

Basics of International Humanitarian Response (BIHR)

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


InterWorks conducted a UNHCR eCentre “Basics of International Humanitarian Response” (BIHR) workshop in Fort Thanarat, Thailand from 15 – 23 October 2017. Thirty 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.

This workshop was the best experience I’ve ever had since I started my job. The facilitators were helpful and kind and had much experience to share with us. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.

– Workshop participant