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“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

Keeping Staff Secure

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, NGO Security Management, Safety

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