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INGO Kidnap – A New Challenging Dynamic

International non-governmental organisations (INGOs) are increasingly being a target for kidnap. Abducted from their humanitarian work, many hostages are held over varying periods of time, sometimes released through ransom payments or high-risk rescue. The provision of pre-deployment preparation, in field support and post mission debrief by INGOs has come under judicial scrutiny recently and set a precedent for litigation by humanitarian workers. Andrew Brown in this review article (2016) deals with those issues.


Securing aid worker safety through effective budgeting

In this article for the Crisis Response Journal, Aisling Sweeney, GISF's Communications Officer, puts forward the case for remodelling funding processes for humanitarian security risk management.