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Welcome to the course

Welcome to Humanitarian action, response and relief.
Breakfast line in Souda refugee camp on Greek Island Chios
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Welcome to this short course on Humanitarian action, response and relief.

Over the next two weeks, we will explore theoretical and practical perspectives of humanitarian response and you will improve your knowledge of the humanitarian context and disaster management cycles.

Sensitive themes in this course

Some of the themes that we tackle might be difficult for some learners, as we use real-world examples. With that in mind, we ask you to be considered and careful when making contributions to the course and we encourage you to be supportive of your fellow learners.

Your task

Introduce yourself to the rest of your group in the comments area.

Have a look at other learners’ comments. If you can relate to a comment someone else has made, why not ‘like’ it or leave a reply? You can filter comments in a variety of ways, including by most liked and you can also bookmark comments.

If you want to see all recent comments made during the course, simply click the ‘activity’ icon. You can also filter this list to show only the comments of people you’re following or those comments that you’ve bookmarked.

To get the very best learning experience, take a look at these tips and tools for social learning. Don’t forget, while robust debate is encouraged, it’s important that you follow the FutureLearn code of conduct and are respectful of your fellow learners.

Checking your progress

When you reach the end of a step and have understood everything, click the ‘mark as complete’ button. This will update your progress page, and will help you to keep track of the steps you’ve completed. Any steps you’ve finished will turn blue on your to-do list.

You can check your progress page by clicking the icon at the top of the step. You’ll then see what percentage of the course steps you’ve marked as complete.

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