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Managing Aid Agency Security in an Evolving World: The Larger Challenge

This GISF article by Koenraad Van Brabant (2010) considers security management by international aid agencies against the realities of an evolving wider world. It describes the broad challenge of ‘acceptance’ which stretches far beyond the management capacity of security personnel,…

1 Dec 2010 Resource

Crime, politics and violence in post-Earthquake Haiti

In this 2010 peacebrief by Louis-Alexandre Berg and the United States Institute of Peace, the rise of crimes in Haiti after the earthquakes are analysed. “Crime and violence is increasing in Haiti because significant numbers of prisoners (around 5000) escaped…

28 Sep 2010 Resource

Cautious Optimism for Peace in Colombia

This PeaceBrief by Virginia M. Bouvier (2010) considers the swift move by new President Santos, in Colombia, to meet leaders of neighbouring countries, and the surprising move by the leader of FARC in inviting the President to enter dialogue without…

15 Sep 2010 Resource

Rescuing the peace in Southern Sudan

This joint NGO briefing paper deals with restoring peace in Southern Sudan (2010). “As of January 2010, the next 12 months will be critical for the future of Sudan. As the country marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of…

7 Jan 2010 Resource

Abduction Management of Critical Incidents

Abduction of aid workers has risen sharply in particular contexts in the past decade.  Abduction is a “unique form of critical incident”, characterised by its ongoing, “live” nature, often extended duration, the pressure of decision-making and uncertainty.  Though the essential…

1 Jan 2010 Resource

Crisis Management of Critical Incidents

No matter how good the risk management system, aid workers operate in areas where risk of critical incidents cannot be eliminated.  And thus agencies must form and constantly seek to update and strengthen robust crisis response mechanisms, from incident reporting processes through…

1 Jan 2010 Resource