Disaster and Refugee Response: Global Principles and Practice

Christian Health Service Corps

July 10, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Grand Saline, Texas

Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action. Gain resources to put principles into practice, engage with coordinated relief efforts, minister to affected populations, and maintain resilience. Open to anyone, this program empowers participants to effectively contribute to global response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding measures as outlined in the Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Developed by the international response community, the Sphere Handbook puts affected populations and the right to life with dignity at the center of humanitarian response. Interactive sessions contextualize universal minimum standards, key actions, and key indicators and cover four core life-saving areas: water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action. Continuing medical and nursing education credits pending.

For more information, please see https://www.healthservicecorps.org/event/introduction-disaster-refugee-response-july-2019/.