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Protection of a (medical) facility against a mob attack

NGO Security Management

It is extremely difficult to protect a facility that is attacked by an angry mob. There are however a few measures that can be considered to pre-empt and prepare for mob attacks. This guidance outlines some such measures.

Guidance Material 2020 English

Special Edition Podcast: Managing Operations in a COVID-19 World

NGO Security Management

In this one-off podcast, Tara Arthur, GISF’s Projects and Membership Officer (Americas) speaks to Heather Hughes, GISF’s Deputy Director. Since February, Heather has been leading GISF’s activities on COVID-19. During this short release, Tara and Heather discuss some of the…

Podcast 2020 English GISF publication

Event recording: Security risk management and duty of care during COVID-19

Acceptance, Access, Legal Obligations, Localisation, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance

Humanitarian work is in most cases carried out in insecure environments and situations, making it critical for organizations to be able to identify and manage security risks affecting their operations. Although Security Risk Management (SRM) in the humanitarian sector has…

Event recording 2020 English

GISF Publications Catalogue

Acceptance, Access, Civil-Military, Communications, Context Analysis, Gender, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Inclusivity, Legal Obligations, Localisation, NGO Security Management, Policy Guidance, Private Security Providers, Safety, Technology, Training

GISF Publications GISF Briefing Papers and Reports GISF Briefing Papers and Reports investigate some of the key conceptual issues facing NGOs and security risk managers in humanitarian operations. The papers aim to consolidate theory in practice; many contain practical tools…

Other 2020 English GISF publication

Event Recording: GISF Virtual Launch (plus Q&A)

Acceptance, Access, Inclusivity, Localisation, NGO Security Management, Safety

The Event On 9th April 2020, EISF relaunched as the Global Interagency Security Forum. On 15th April, we hosted virtual celebrations, bringing together voices (and ears) from all around the world. With speakers from our original network and beyond, the…

Event recording, Other 2020 English

WFP Common Services Plan: Passenger and light cargo air services

Access, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

As part of the global humanitarian common services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WFP is establishing critical passenger air transport services that ensure humanitarian staff, the UN, NGOs, the broader humanitarian community, and medical personnel can rapidly reach the…

Guidance Material 2020 English

WFP COVID-19 Common Services Plan

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

As outlined in the Global Humanitarian Response Plan, WFP is setting up a comprehensive platform of services to enable the health and humanitarian community to deliver support to the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, known as the Common…

Report 2020 English

WFP Global COVID-19 Response Plan

Access, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety

The World Food Programme (WFP), as the largest humanitarian organisation with proven expertise in supply chain and logistics, is working closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN system and other humanitarian partners to deliver a global humanitarian response…

Report 2020 English