Archive for March, 2022

Join INMED’s Refugee Care Simulation on June 10-11

Thursday, March 31st, 2022 |

  Are you distressed over the millions of Ukrainians bombed out of their homes? Do you feel a burden in your soul to act on their behalf? Then join INMED’s Refugee Care Simulation at the Humanitarian Health Conference in Kansas City on June 10-11.   Day One of this event will reinforce your understanding of worldwide […]

Refugee Care: Resolution Phase

Friday, March 25th, 2022 |

  How long does one remain a refugee?  Imagine abandoning your home over fear of losing your life, and then often living without family, possessions, livelihood, or ability to plan for your future. Even with significant assistance, such a limbo existence must be as short as possible. Now we consider Refugee Care, Phase 4, the […]

Refugee Care: Maintenance Phase

Friday, March 18th, 2022 |

  The emergency phase of refugee care requires immediate shelter, nutrition, and medical intervention. If the displacement extends beyond a period of weeks, additional human needs must be addressed. Phase 3, the Maintenance Phase, has begun.   Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as of this writing, some 4 million refugees have sought safety in […]

Refugee Care: Emergency Phase

Friday, March 11th, 2022 |

  Despite skilled negotiation when conflict appears imminent, the pre-emergency phase, diplomatic forces often fail. Conflict irrupts. Civilians are threatened with violence, repression, hunger, and disease. Faced with little alternative, they flee their homes seeking immediate safety, commonly traveling by foot with only the barest of possessions or provisions.   On Thursday, February 20, 2022, […]

Refugee Care: Pre-Emergency Phase

Friday, March 4th, 2022 |

  This winter I am teaching the INMED International Refugee Care Course. In January and February, we explored the notable crises in Venezuela, Yemen, Syria, and surrounding nations. 12 days ago, as hundreds of thousands of women and children fled Ukraine, an INMED learner remarked with angst, “My gosh, we are seeing a refugee crisis unfold […]