Summer School on Humanitarian Action



Understanding Humanitarian Action

This summer school is aimed at professionals with no background in humanitarian action as well as undergraduate and graduate students who wish to learn and understand more about humanitarian action, to study this field and/or are interested in joining a humanitarian organization.

Come study in Geneva from June 19 - 30, 2017


The first week introduces the main concepts of humanitarian aid – including elements that should be considered (or not) when defining humanitarian action – and presents the humanitarian principles and framework in which assistance activities take place. Besides history, law and geopolitics of humanitarian action, we also analyse the context and the characteristics of humanitarian crises and the various types of responses.

Through case studies from contexts such as Philippines, Syria, Haiti or Afghanistan, the main operational challenges faced by international and national organizations will be identified during the second week.

CERAH encourages applications from a large variety of disciplines – social sciences, humanities, arts and medicine among others. The course is taught in English.

More information on CERAH's summer school can be found here.

Summer school Understanding Humanitarian Action