Bosnian Dr Jasminka training medics in Bosnia.1996 Photo C.Plumridge
Humanitrain's unique holistic approach is a blend of the four essential pillars of safety; first aid training, traditional security training, health and safety and well-being (stress-management and keeping physically healthy).
However, we take a more advanced and sophisticated approach to negotiation, conflict resolution and external relations (perceptions of others), health and safety both in the field offices, residencies and the field itself as well as a serious regard for the well-being of staff, both psychological and physical.
All of these four pillars are essential factors in any field operation and dependant one on another to ensure that each organisation has done the maximum in terms of its commitment to staff safety and security.
Traditional birth attendants, GOAL national staff and Catherine in South Sudan 1998
Humanitrain trainers and consultants have worked in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Kenya, DRC, Liberia, Ethiopia, Egypt, Chad, Madagascar, Lebanon, Gaza, West Bank, Iraq, Georgia, Caucasus, Russia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, India, Nepal, Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Mexico, the Caribbean and even Outer Mongolia. In addition to that, they have worked in developed countries such as the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and Switzerland. To see who is involved, click here.
Humanitrain was started in response to the growing danger facing aid workers throughout the world and a genuine desire to contribute to the safety of people risking everything to assist others in need, whoever they are. Training programs can be undertaken in the field at the point of delivery, at the Head Quarters or anywhere in between.