Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies - Covid19 Third Wave: an update
At the end of March we spoke to Dr Karl Blanchet from the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies (formally CERAH) about the potentially devasting effects of Covid19's "third wave", and what happens when Covid19 is combined with cramped living conditions and limited access to running water.
3 months later, we asked Karl for an update...
Dr Karl Blanchet brings us positive news from across Africa and explains also how many refugee camps around the world took action quickly to prevent and limit outbreaks.
The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, formally known as the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), is a joint Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and the University of Geneva. Their mission is to contribute to better, more effective, humanitarian response.
The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies will continue to run residential courses in Geneva, whilst also developing a more decentralised teaching approach, combining distance learning with targeted field courses, supported by local academics and humanitarian experts. They focus on evidence-based research and the Humanitarian Encyclopedia project. They also organise policy events on topics affecting the humanitarian sector, enhancing debate around humanitarian issues and developing research and policy practice community exchange.