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Risk transfer through hardening mentalities?

In light of the attacks against the United Nations in both Peshawar and Kabul in autumn 2009, the UN has decided to “harden” itself as a target, using a protection-based strategy to reduce the vulnerability of its staff.  But to what degree will this simply transfer risk to NGOs, who do not have similar resources available, and who regardless rely on acceptance-based strategies?  And would greater cooperation of NGOs with the UN via the Saving Lives Together framework compromise NGO acceptance strategies by creating a perception of them by local communities and armed actors as a part of the UN’s democratisation agenda?


International NGO Safety Organisation. An Introduction

This document introduces INSO, a UK based non-profit, non-governmental organisation. INSO is a self-mandating operational NGO delivering safety and security services to other NGOs in the field. The document describes INSO's activities and possible beneficiaries.

The Aid Security Monthly News Brief – April 2016

This monthly digest documents threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. It complements resources that already exist, such as the Aid Worker Security Database, which provides statistics and analysis about attacks against aid workers.