Projects Sub-Saharan Africa

Refugee Emergency Management Simulation

Lutheran World Federation (LWF) | May 2012

InterWorks developed and conducted a refugee emergency management simulation for Lutheran World Federation (LWF). The exercise simulated a rapid and massive cross-border influx of refugees necessitating an immediate and coordinated inter-agency humanitarian response involving government, UN, and NGO agencies. Designed specifically for the LWF context, the overall objectives of the simulation were to:

  • create an awareness of the response environment, the typical logistics and coordination constraints and the activities associated with managing emergency relief operations
  • help participants identify critical issues associated with LWF/DWS emergency relief operations
  • provide a concept of emergency relief operations as a total entity, a set of systems, requiring coordination, and of which LWF/DWS and ACT are one part