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Working in High Risk Areas: Duties and Regulatory Expectations

This report summarises a one-day workshop, hosted by the Charity Commission, centred on duties and regulatory expectations when working in high-risk environments. The workshop, convened in partnership with the Muslim Charities Forum, produced an open and wide-ranging discussion about issues plaguing the aid industry. Topics included: staff duties and legal requirements, assessing risk and knowing your principles, and moving and receiving funds.

The workshop focused on the duties of trustees of UK registered charities, but highlights useful best practice for all NGO employees operating in high-risk contexts. Security managers, in particular, may find the information useful.


The use of private security providers and services in humanitarian operations

This report analyses one of the most controversial measures some humanitarian organisations have adopted to protect their staff in the insecure areas in which they operate - contracting commercial entities to provide security services and personnel. 

Causes of Rebellion in Waziristan

This study examines Waziristan in the context of nation building begun in 1947. It highlights the factors, which led to the strengthening of a culture of violence, which prevails constantly in Waziristan and is now spreading rapidly to NWFP and other parts of Pakistan.

International Coalition vs Islamic State: Part 2

A report by Other Solutions Consulting on the International Coalition versus the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and potential regional security impacts.