Humanitarian organisations are present in increasingly complex environmentsParties to conflict actively deny humanitarians access to population in need in areas they control and attacks against humanitarian workers are growing in number. Ongoing fighting and limitations to population movements have also lefvulnerable populations without the opportunity to seek refuge and access humanitarian aid. Providing humanitarian assistance and contributing to the protection of conflict and displacement affected populations is therefore more and more challenging. 


To be able to stay and deliver aid to the people that need it most, it is essential for humanitarians to understand the context in which they operate, and the various challenges they might encounter. This course gives an overview of what humanitarian access is and outlines some of the common dilemmas humanitarians face in the field 


After successful completion of the course, you will be equipped with basic tools that will enable you to carry out an analysis of the access context, as well identify which actors and factors affect access.

Please note on Data Protection
This course was created by NRC, who monitor its use to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that NRC will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. 

In addition, NRC hope to receive feedback of what you have learned from the Humanitarian Access course. If you approve, NRC will after a few months send an email with questions exploring what you have learned. 

In the "Measuring what you have learned" activity you will be given the opportunity to accept that NRC uses your email for the purpose of measuring learning. The email will only be used for this purpose and will be deleted after the survey is completed.

All other data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email