According to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2022, “274 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection,” representing a significant increase from the 235 million people who required help and protection in 2021. In order to provide humanitarian assistance to approximately “183 million people most in need across 63 countries”, the United Nations and its partner organizations estimate that this will likely require at least $41 billion in funding and assistance. It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the world, impacting vulnerable populations worldwide, where civilians continue to be affected by rising poverty levels, conflicts, forced displacement, and food insecurity while grappling with the effects of climate change and the pandemic.
At Humanitarian U, a program of the Frank Foundation, we recognize the gravity of the issue at hand and seek to provide and equip humanitarian aid workers worldwide with the knowledge and skills required to respond and corroborate relief efforts in times of disaster and crisis. Our online training and certification program is accessible to anybody, anytime and anywhere, even in the most challenging situations worldwide. The curriculum is developed and informed by leading universities and organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and is designed to prepare humanitarian workers better, make them feel safer in the field, and set a globally high standard for humanitarian education. Humanitarian U offers competency-based learning and custom-designed training programs and solutions that equip humanitarian aid workers to respond in times of disaster and crisis. In order to receive certification, students’ performance and knowledge are assessed via rigorous performance metrics.
In tandem with leading global organizations and institutions, HumanitarianU has offered training since 2011 to existing and aspiring humanitarians associated with organizations such as The Red Cross and the World Health Organization (WHO). Humanitarian U maintains its leadership role in its efforts to deliver professional online certification and training to humanitarian workers around the world.
Global Humanitarian Overview 2022. (2022). Global Humanitarian Overview 2022 | Global HumanitarianOverview.Gho.unocha.org. https://gho.unocha.org/#:~:text=Global%20Humanitarian%20Overview%202022