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Travel Risk Management: Getting ready for ISO31030

International Location Safety (ILS) have recently published a blog about ‘Travel Risk Management: Getting ready for ISO31030’, which you can find below. Details of their introductory webinar are also linked at the bottom of this page. What is ISO31030? In…

24 Aug 2021 Resource

ACAPS: Haiti: Earthquake

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on 14 August at 8:30 am local time. The earthquake occurred 13km to the south-southeast of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, in the department of Nippes, at a depth of 10km. Most affected departments include Sud, Grand’Anse,…

17 Aug 2021 Resource

HNPW & GISF | Session Outcomes and Summary Briefs | 2021

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) is the annual event of the LEP (leading-edge programme) and the largest event of its kind. Every year, the HNPW brings together more than 2000 experts in…

22 Jul 2021 Resource

ACAPS | Haiti: Gang Violence

ACAPS latest briefing note looking at Haiti: Gang Violence, is now available. An increase in gang violence and criminal activity in Haiti since 1 June 2021 has been affecting around one-third of the territory of Port-au-Prince. Southern neighbourhoods are the…

15 Jul 2021 Resource

Managing the Security of Aid Workers with Diverse Profiles

An aid worker’s personal security is impacted by the interplay between where the aid worker is, who they are, and their role and organisation. As employers, aid organisations have a duty of care to take all reasonable measures to protect…

20 Sep 2018 Resource

Ebola Outbreak Response in the DRC

This document (2018) provides a short briefing on the World Health Organization’s current response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The briefing outlines the current humanitarian context, previous Ebola outbreak sites in the DRC, a summary…

13 Jun 2018 Resource

A Brief Guide to Asbestos in Emergencies: Safer Handling and Breaking the Cycle

Hazardous asbestos waste can be generated by a disaster and during search and rescue operations, clean-up operations, demolition and transitional settlement and reconstruction activities. Humanitarian organisations involved in any of the above activities need to recognise the risks associated with the…

18 Apr 2016 Resource

Understanding Attacks on Humanitarian Aid Workers

There is an increasing demand for deploying humanitarian workers to conflict-affected areas. However, this need has expanded the risk of violent attacks against staff in insecure field settings. This brief by Kristian Hoelscher, Jason Miklian and Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2015)…

5 Jan 2016 Resource