You can now access GISF and CAFOD's joint blog for Bond 'Safety and security of aid workers: a priority for the UK's International Development Strategy and humanitarian policy review' under resources on our website.
GISF’s Research Advisor Léa Moutard, Research and Communications Assistant Chiara Jancke and CAFOD’s Head of Humanitarian Policy Howard Mollett collaborated on the new BOND blog to highlight what needs to be prioritised in the UK’s upcoming policy review:
‘As the British government reviews its International Development Strategy (IDS) and humanitarian policy, it is imperative that we address the safety and security challenges humanitarian agencies face.
Insecurity is one of the main barriers to humanitarian access. Safety and security threats compromise longer-term development efforts and other FCDO priorities, including girls’ education and climate resilience. Aid workers face many different threats, ranging from kidnapping and shooting to abuse. These matter, not only because they disrupt an operations’ continuity -impacting people’s access to life-saving aid and protection- but they also put at risk aid workers’ lives.’