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Joining Forces in the Face of Disasters

The IFRC Civil-Military Relations (CMR) Training Course is intended to enable both RCRC participants, Civil Society and Government Participants to develop and maintain an appropriate CMR with their militaries, security services and “other (civilian) actors” operating in their environment during a disaster. The IFRC with its leading role in disaster response, has a key interest in the Civil Military Relations interface, but it is the National Societies that are at the forefront of civil-military interaction with their domestic military and security services.  Indeed, all three components of the Movement have a vested interest in a well-developed and coordinated CMR strategy or plan of action in the area of disaster response and also following, understanding and promoting our Fundamental Principles.


IFRC conducts Civil Military Relations Training with the Peruvian Army

Designed to build on and strengthen CMR in field operations.

The course aims to equip humanitarian and military actors with the skills and knowledge necessary to communicate and, where appropriate, effectively interact and coordinate with each other.

This five-day course will be facilitated by a team experienced in civil-military relations, with backgrounds including military service, humanitarian organizations and current IFRC and ICRC delegates. 

Participants themselves will play a critical role in the course by sharing their experiences and perspectives and participating in the discussions and exercises. The course will also include team building activities and knowledge review exercises to reinforce course objectives.


One of the key components and objectives of this course is that participants have a template to develop an appropriate civil military relations strategy or plan of action for their own country/ island/ government/ regional organization.

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