Swiss humanitarian aid unit: a governmental approach in humanitarian/emergency interventions
Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management
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Room A11, Red building, USI Lugano campus
Whether it is water specialists, construction experts or mediators that are needed, Switzerland has some 700 experts who can be deployed in humanitarian crises or catastrophes all over the world.
To share information about the humanitarian sector with the community, a series of public conferences “Humanitarian Insights”, organised by the USI Masters of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (USI MASHLM), takes place during programme sessions.
On Monday, October 14, at 6PM in room A11 (Red building, USI Lugano campus), Prof. Claudio Valsangiacomo of SUPSI and member of Swiss Humanitarian Aid will give a talk on “Swiss humanitarian aid unit: a governmental approach in humanitarian/emergency interventions”. Claudio Valsangiacomo will describe the functioning mechanisms of the SHA and present examples of intervention in the field to share with the audience a precise idea on how it operates. The talk is given in English.
The Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) is the operational arm of Swiss Humanitarian Aid. Its specialists are deployed to implement projects of the SDC or its UN partners before, during and after periods of crisis or conflict. The SHA is a corps of around 700 people who are on call in time of need. Most of the specialists are requested to carry out Switzerland’s humanitarian aid projects abroad; others are seconded to UN agencies, which benefit from their experience and expertise. The specialists are divided into expert groups and sent to the field, where they run preventive actions or provide support to people affected by conflict or natural disaster.
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