Military specific programmes: Humanitarian assistance operations

Course Overview

Increasingly, the ADF role is including humanitarian operations in the context of complex emergencies.

MSP.HAO introduces military operators to the fundamental concepts of assessment, planning and response for communities facing a humanitarian crisis.

The course, run over two days, includes planning and executing a field assessment and the planning stage for a large-scale humanitarian intervention.

As well as community crises, the training includes modules on the field management of acute obstetric and paediatric emergencies.

Competencies

  • Participants become familiar with humanitarian assistance literature, models and processes.
  • The course enables participants to be skilled in understanding dominant sectors and philosophies within humanitarian assistance, and how to access resources as needed.

Outcomes

  • Participants are aware of the fundamentals of disaster management planning, focusing on the dominant sectors of humanitarian assistance:
    • water and sanitation
    • nutrition
    • shelter and non-food items
    • health.

  • Participants understand the principles of immediate management of common paediatric and obstetric emergencies.

Testimonials

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