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Russia’s North Caucasus: an arc of insecurity

Context Analysis, Safety

This paper by CSS (2011) gives a brief history of relations between Russia and the North Caucasus, including tactics by the Russian government to combat secessionist and more recently terrorist threats. This includes an examination of Medvedev’s modernisation policy, stating…

Article 2011 English

Open NGO Security Policy

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety

Guideline provided by the Centre for Safety and Development (2011). This NGO Security Policy is for guidance only, for small NGOs without field offices or expats. It has to be tailored to the characteristics of your organisation, mandate and context.

Guidance Material 2011 English

The UK’s review of humanitarian aid: an agenda of radical change?

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues

This two page document by the ODI (Overseas Development Institute, 2011) summarises the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review (HERR) commissioned by the UK government to look into how the UK should respond to rapid-onset humanitarian emergencies. It claims the HERR gives a very…

Policy Document 2011 English

Security Guidelines

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety

This Security Guidelines should be seen as an extension of any organisation’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the Country Security Plan. Whereas the SOPs are obligatory, the Guidelines may not be. They act as a guide in various situations and…

Guidance Material 2011 English

Guidance Security Assessment Tool

NGO Security Management

This document (2011) provides a tool for assessing and improving the security management and practices of both the ACT Alliance members in a specific programme country and/or its partner organizations. The tool is focused on medium and high risk countries/areas.…

Guidance Material 2011 English

Humanitarian Emergency Response Review: UK Government Response

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Legal Obligations

“Lord Ashdown’s Humanitarian Emergency Response Review (HERR) has raised the bar for the UK Government. It has given direction, reminded us of key principles and outlined a new approach to ensure we are fit to respond to emergencies in the…

Report 2011 English

Risk in humanitarian action: Towards a common approach?

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management

This report by Victoria Metcalfe, Ellen Martin and Sara Pantuliano (HPG- the Humanitarian Policy Group, 2011), depicts “the range of contextual, propragmmatic and institutional risks involved in humanitarian action, how these risks are viewed and managed by the humanitarian community.…

Policy Document 2011 English