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Civil Military Cooperation Branch Trains on Humanitarian Assistance

JFC Naples J9 Civil Military Cooperation Branch train on humanitarian assistance from 29 to 31 January 2019. Photo by FRA-N Maitre OR-7 Sebastian Laurent,  JFC Naples PAO. 

LAGO PATRIA, Italy - JFC Naples J9 Civil Military Cooperation Branch and facilitators from the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) conducted a Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (HART) from 29 to 31 January 2019.

The course provided military and civilian preparedness and response professionals with operational-level training on humanitarian assistance and disaster response. The course enhanced NATO’s preparedness to conduct Article 5 and Non-Article 5 operations and enable the success of NATO missions.

Speakers from the International Humanitarian Community (United Nations World Food Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Norwegian Refugee Council) joined the training, sharing information on their organisations’ emergency planning processes and discussing issues related to civil-military coordination during crisis response.

The course methodology combined theory with practice, with group discussions focused on case studies on Iraq’s Battle of Mosul from 2016 to 2017 and Somalia. 

A video conference with the UN in Erbil discussed civil-military dialogue in the context of Iraq.

30 candidates from JFCNP, and other NATO headquarters and commands received the certification from CFE-DM, a U.S. Department of Defense organization established by U.S. Congress in 1994, which reports to U.S. Pacific Command. 

Story by JFC Naples Public Affairs Office

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