Projects Asia & The Pacific

Basics of International Humanitarian Response On-line (BIHR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Nov 2022

InterWorks conducted a UNHCR eCentre “Basics of International Humanitarian Response” (BIHR) workshop in Fort Dhanarajata, Thailand from 6-14 November 2022. Twenty-five participants from UNHCR, government and NGO counterpart institutions participated, representing 11 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 was an absolutely great workshop and I am so happy to have participated. To the coordinators/trainers, you are great! Thank you so much for all the work you have put in to make this a great experience.

– Workshop participant