Projects Asia & The Pacific

Basics of International Humanitarian Response (BIHR) Workshop

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Nov 2018

InterWorks and the UNHCR Regional Centre for Emergency Preparedness (the eCentre) facilitated a five-day Basics of International Humanitarian Response (BIHR) from 29 October-2 November 2018 in support of the Korean NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC).

The workshop was held at the Korean National Police University (KNPU) in Asan, Korea. The BIHR was attended by 20 participants from a diverse range of Korean NGOs, KCOC, the Korean National Police University and UNHCR.

The workshop agenda for the KCOC BIHR was adapted from the full UNHCR eCentre event of the same name – a field-based emergency management course that 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.

Exercise works are so great! An effective way to learn they are! Was very helpful to me and to my organization.

– Workshop participant