Humanitarian Assistance and Development

Course Code: IDS 2510

Academic Year: 2019-2020

Humanitarian assistance and development work have historically lacked integration in practice. This has contributed to difficulties in achieving sustainable results for both development and relief efforts. This course will define the nature of humanitarian assistance/emergency relief, explore its link to development work and analyze the need for synergy between the two in both theory and practice. The course will explore the various sectors that apply directly to humanitarian assistance programming. Topics will include food aid, emergency shelter, emergency health care, refugee support, reconstruction, peacekeeping and election monitoring.