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      Project Oasis Image – Iraq (Members only content)

      Context Analysis, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

      Imagery of Iraq (2007) where Oasis is deployed among more than 20 United Nations organizations and NGOs operating. iMMAP has been asked by OCHA to undertake a broad information coordination role in Iraq in support of OCHA, a role that…

      Report 2007 English

      “Focus on Operationality” Briefing Papers – Summary and Glossary

      Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

      “Focus on Operationality” Briefing Papers (2007) are meant for humanitarian organisations inside Iraq, supporting agencies, policymakers and donors. They provide information on current operational and policy challenges, as well as lessons learned and best practices drawn from recent field experience.…

      Tool 2007 English

      IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial support in Emergency settings

      Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Safety

      The primary purpose of these guidelines (2007) by the IASC (Inter-Agency Standing Committee) is to enable humanitarian actors and communities to plan, establish and coordinate a set of minimum multi-sectoral responses to protect and improve people’s mental health and psychosocial…

      Guidance Material 2007 English

      The ‘protection crisis’: A review of field-based strategies for humanitarian protection in Darfur

      Context Analysis, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety

      This study aims to examine current practice in humanitarian protection and explore strategies, programmes and initiatives undertaken in different contexts to support the protection of civilians. Focusing on roles, outcomes and the internal and external limitations of humanitarian actors, the…

      Policy Document 2006 English

      Central America and Mexico gang assessment

      Context Analysis, NGO Security Management, Safety

      The objectives of the Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment are to: (1) analyze the nature of gangs, their root causes, and other factors driving the phenomenon; (2) examine the transnational and regional aspects of gangs in Central America and…

      Paper 2006 English

      ECHO Security Training Manual – Trainers’ Guide

      Context Analysis, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety

      The ECHO Security Training Modules (2006) familiarise aid workers with essential concepts relating to security and provide a foundation for operating in insecure environments by exploring individual and agency responsibilities with regards to security procedures, policies and approaches. The security…

      Guidance Material 2006 English

      Preventing Violence in Health Care Five steps to an effective program

      NGO Security Management, Safety

      This document (2005) by WorkSafeBC (the Workers’ Compensation Board) is designed to aid healthcare organisations in developing, implementing and reviewing violence prevention policies. It seeks to aid organisations in: improving the quality of the working environment; eliminating or minimising the…

      Guidance Material 2005 English

      Insecurity of Aid Workers Engaged in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Cases of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq (Members only content)

      Context Analysis, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety

      This study examined Post-Conflict Reconstruction (PCR) strategies employed in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The study reviewed the impact on aid worker insecurity of the breadth of the peacekeeping and PCR mandates, the coordination of these mandates, and the local…

      Article 2004 English