HUMANITARIAN WORK PRACTICE AND THE NECESSITY FOR ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE

Author

By Dr. S.A. Musa, Dr. A.A.R. Hamid, Dr. M.A. Alghorani, Dr. R. Abu Eiyda.

Abstracts

This study aimed at assessing the need of humanitarian assistance for academic programs that could provide education, research, training, and consultation related to the humanitarian work. Forty one participants representing 39 humanitarian organizations and agencies took part in the study. Participants completed a questionnaire specially designed to fulfill the goals of the study. Results showed that 99% of the participants supported establishing academic programs on humanitarian work. All participants (100%) stressed the importance of consultation. Over 92% of the participants supported researching beneficiaries’ attitude towards shelter and food provided by agencies and 97% of them regarded training as important. It was concluded that humanitarian work needs to be more extensively incorporated in academia so as to provide better understanding and more efficient services.

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