University of Birmingham - Protect and survive

February 18, 2010

Humanitarian aid agencies must strike a reasonable balance between looking after their own safety and carrying out their duties, a lecturer who travelled to Haiti to help victims of the earthquake has urged. Moustafa Osman, who went to Haiti with the agency Islamic Relief, teaches a course on disaster management at the University of Birmingham. He said of his experiences: "There were several times that I felt my life was in danger. I confiscated a machete and temporarily evacuated some of my colleagues from the camp."

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments