Housed at Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) educates the future generation of humanitarians, shapes humanitarian leaders in the field, and innovates solutions to complex humanitarian challenges worldwide.

In addition to the core humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality, humanity, and independence, our trainings and research are centered on values of:

  • Community participation
  • Alleviation of human suffering
  • Ethics and human rights
  • Social justice
  • Sustainability

Through the intersection of critical academic analysis and concrete practical experience, we believe that humanitarian action can transform the world. 

Summary of relevant work: 

The IIHA organizes various trainings in the field of humanitarian affairs including a month-long International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) training course which includes aspects of mental health and psychosocial programming. The IIHA, in partnership with UNHCR, HealthNet TPO, International Medical Corps (IMC), also holds an annual Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (MHCE) training in various locations around the world and regularly shares and publicizes the work of its students, alumni, and faculty.


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