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Humanitarian Logistics – A Career for Women

An interesting and in-depth look at the challenges (and opportunities) facing women who are looking for a career in humanitarian logistics.

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VSO – life changing stories

A really inspiring collection of stories written by volunteers who have undertaken placements with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas).

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Working with humanitarian organisations: a guide for nurses, midwives and health care professionals

A guide from the Royal College of Nursing website that provides and excellent overview of the relevant issues surrounding healthcare professionals working with humanitarian organisations.

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Becoming an Aid Worker

An article written by Matthew Bolton (a private consultant to humanitarian and development organisations) that covers the qualities and experience required for working as an aid worker.

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Do you have what it takes to become an aidworker?

A video by the UN World Food Programme that does a great job of explaining what aid work is about (whilst dispelling some of the myths).

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How to become an aid worker

An informal but very informative blog article written by Peter (author at The Road the the Hosrizon blog) about how and why people pursue a career in aid or development work. Contains lots of useful links.

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Career opportunities in humanitarian aid and relief

This PDF contains a useful overview of the careers paths and entry qualifications required to work within the field of humanitarian aid.

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Agency access schemes

Many of the leading humanitarian agencies are taking steps to make it easier to gain that first vital ‘foot in the door’. ELRHA provide a summary of humanitarian focused opportunities on offer by some of the leading agencies which are worth checking out if have an interest in working for a particular organisation.

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