As part of an international movement dedicated to relieving human suffering, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter supports relief efforts for international crises and helps reconnect families who have been torn apart by armed conflict and disaster. Residents of the Bay Area can learn more about international Red Cross efforts through a variety of courses and seminars designed to improve understanding of international humanitarian law and humanitarian relief efforts.
International Humanitarian Law Seminars
International Humanitarian Law encompasses both humanitarian principles and international treaties that seek to save lives and alleviate suffering of those affected by armed conflict. The Red Cross played a critical role in the development of international humanitarian law and continues to play a leading role in educating the general public about its importance.
The International Humanitarian Law Seminars are open to the public and provides an overview of the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of international humanitarian law and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict. Course Schedule
Red Cross instructors can also bring the seminar to your school or organization. For more information about an on-site International Humanitarian Law Seminar, please contact (415) 427-8064 or email@example.com
Exploring Humanitarian Law Training for Educators
Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a teacher curriculum produced by American Red Cross with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum provides teachers with the tools to expose students (ages 13-18) to issues of humanitarian law and principles of respect for life and dignity, especially in situations of armed conflict.
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter offers free in-service training and resources to school districts and county offices of education in the Bay Area. More Information
Other International Services Training
Training is available to volunteers who are interested in providing services to members of the international community, including assisting with emergency communications and tracing requests. Course Schedule