Humanitarianism means, quite simply, ‘the promotion of human welfare’. In action, humanitarian work involves providing support and aid to those in need. Explore the resources below to understand more about humanitarianism, including how humanitarian aid is delivered by charities and governments, and what we can do on an individual basis to support others around the world.
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WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC:
CONSIDER TAKING ONE OF THESE SHORT COURSES:
ASYLUM AND REFUGEE
What is asylum? What is the principle of non-refoulement? Who should be recognized and protected as a refugee? These notions are complex. Learn to understand and apply them!
Watch these videos to understand more about why humanity is violent.
Learn how international law regulates armed conflicts, protects individuals in wartime, and guarantees minimum compliance.
Discover the history of humanitarian aid and the principles and values that underpin the sector.
RIGHTS OF REFUGEES
Take action for human rights. This course will teach you about the human rights of refugees and empower you to defend them.
RESPONDING TO DISASTER
Learn the principles guiding humanitarian response to modern emergencies, and the challenges faced in the field today.
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
Learn about Human Right Defenders stories, struggles and successes. Explore how defenders mitigate risk, take action to defend human rights, and how you can use your voice to join the fight, too.
21ST CENTURY REFUGEES
This MOOC provides insight into the refugee phenomenon as one of the most complex, compelling and (arguably) misunderstood features of the 21st century.