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What is the most important humanitarian principle?

So far we have learnt that there are many principles that inform humanitarian action, but also that four core principles are considered essential to modern humanitarianism. Let’s rejoin our conversation …

What motivates humanitarian actors?

In this step, we’ll meet Jeevika Vivekananthan and Dr Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings who both work at the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership at Deakin University. Jeevi and Nazanin begin their conversation with …

Learning online with Deakin

Deakin’s online courses are based on a few, but important, learning principles. To get the most out of this course, we encourage you to keep in mind the following. Our …

Let’s look ahead to the next course

Putting in a little bit of work up front to get you ahead with your study Over the next couple of weeks, you will get a better understanding of the …

The first response

Local people are always going to be the first responders in a disaster situation. In this video, Associate Professor Phil Connors discusses the increasing focus on local responses and why …

The complexities of disasters

Disaster situations by their very nature are chaotic. When planning and managing humanitarian responses, you are working with a range of overlapping factors: people in shock and trauma complex systems …

Professionalising the sector

There‘s a long history of volunteerism in the humanitarian sector and a great many volunteers still work in a wide range of roles. While these people do a fantastic job, …

Humanitarian principles and current practice

When responding to a disaster it’s important to keep in mind that you’re dealing with people’s lives. This is why you need to understand appropriate codes of conduct. Humanitarian assistance …

World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 2016

With over 60 million displaced people around the world and emergency responses becoming increasingly complex, a review of the humanitarian system was needed and sought by the various actors involved …

Learning online with Deakin

At Deakin University, we believe the best learning occurs when we make your learning outcomes clear, offer engaging experiences and enable you to provide evidence of learning. This is why …