People affected by humanitarian crises, particularly those displaced and/or living in camps and camp-like settings, are often faced with specific challenges and vulnerabilities that must be taken into consideration when planning for readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak. They are frequently neglected, stigmatized, and may face difficulties in accessing health services that are otherwise available to the general population. In the context, the affected people may include internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities with chronic diseases, asylum seekers, refugees and returnees, and migrants when in similar situations.
This workshop is issued to deeper understand the immediate response to urgent needs during the COVOD-19 pandemic.
The key audience is undergraduate students.
Webinar language: English (the upper-intermediate or higher level is preferable)
The main speaker: Dr. T. Stöbe
Tankred Stöbe is specialized in Emergency Care Medicine, he first worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Thailand/Myanmar in 2002, joined the board of directors of the German section in 2004 and served as its president from 2007 to 2015. In June 2015, he was elected to the International Board of MSF until 2018. He is specialized in Internal, Intensive and Emergency Care Medicine and works at a hospital as well as Medical Emergency Coordinator in Berlin. In his 21 MSF-field projects, Tankred worked most in Somalia, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean, Libya, Yemen, and in Venezuela.
Most recently Dr. T. Stöbe was involved in COVID-19 pandemic response in Asia as Emergency-Coordinator.