Name of the activity: Behind Enemy Lines
Country/NMO: MedSIN Sudan
Program: Emergency, Disaster Risk & Humanitarian Action
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: First-time Activity
Category: Capacity Building
Focus area: Populations in emergency, disaster and post-disaster settings
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)
Behind Enemy Lines is a 3 day local workshop that focuses on disasters, risk reduction, humanitarian action and protection of health services. Through this workshop it aims to spread awareness on the humanitarian crises, advocate for solutions and promote the development of peace building to seek a more peaceful future.
In recent years we have witnessed the rapidly growing numbers of people impacted by crises of various origins. As of 2021, estimates say over 235M people around the world are in need of humanitarian assistance due to emergencies of all kinds. Sudan especially faces a broad range of humanitarian crises which directly affect the healthcare systems and the health of those involved. As medical students, we must contribute to the awareness of those violations to seek a better future for us all.
- Medical students
- General population
- Be able to differentiate between disasters and hazards
IOS: 60% of the participants will be able to state the differences between disasters and hazards
- Be aware of disaster risk and the concept of a resilient city
IOS: 70% of participants will be able to discuss disaster risk and disaster risk reduction
IOS: 50% of participants will be able to state the four elements of resilience
IOS: 50% of participants will be able to define the concept of a resilient city
- Be able to differentiate between vulnerability and susceptibility
IOS: 50% of participants will be able to differentiate between vulnerability and susceptibility
- Be aware of the opportunities in IFMSA and other NGO’s related to emergencies and disaster risk reduction
IOS: 70% of the participants will be able to recall the opportunities related to emergencies and disaster risk reduction
Indicators of Success:
- To enhance participants knowledge about humanitarian action and its general principles
IOS: 70% of participants will be able to state at least 2 humanitarian principles
- To be aware of the challenges to humanitarian action
IOS: 60% will be able to mention some of the challenges that face humanitarian action
Be able to define peace-building
- IOS: 60% of the participants will be able to define peace-building
Be aware of the role of youth and medical students specifically in humanitarian action and peace-building
- IOS: 70% of participants will be able to state the role of youth and medical students in humanitarian action
Be able to define IHRL (International Human Rights’ Law)
- IOS: 50% of participants will be able to define IHRL.
Be aware of attacks on health services and health provision in times of conflicts
- IOS: 70% of participants will be able to mention examples of the attacks that occur on health services and provision in times of conflict.
The workshop will be conducted physically over the course of three days, each day with one session using projector and flip-charts to deliver the information and also interactive methods like scenarios, quizzes and ice-breaking activities to make it more fun.
Plans for evaluation:
A pre and post evaluation form will be sent to the participants before and after the activity to assess what they have gained from the sessions.
Trainers/facilitators will receive feedback from the participants
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