Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster

About the Course

Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster is a free online public health course offered by Harvard University in the United States. The class explores how humanitarian efforts are mobilized to assist individuals suffering from the effects of natural disasters and human conflicts. Specifically, the class examines case studies from Goma (Zaire), Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Self-paced, the course can be completed at a rate that fits into each student’s schedule. The instructor recommends that students complete the video lectures and supplemental modules at a rate of one per week over a five-week period, devoting three to four hours to the class weekly.


Jennifer Leaning and Michael VanRooyen