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Critical Incident Protocol: Your Guide to Managing Critical Incidents

NGO Security Management

This report (2009) by CARE International provides an overview of the action steps that are necessary to do before, during and after a critical security incident. It gives detailed information on those steps also regarding the first 72 hours after…

Report 2009 English

Strategic Conflict Assessment: North Caucasus

Context Analysis

This Strategic Conflict Assessment study (SCA), undertaken by Anton Ivanov (2009), contains an assessment of the current conflict and cooperation dynamics in the North Caucasus with a focus on developments in the region that have taken place since the previous…

Report 2009 English

Drug Trafficking and Middle Eastern Terrorist Groups: A growing nexus?

Context Analysis, Humanitarian Programmatic Issues

In July 2008, Michael Braun, assistant administrator and chief of operations at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), addressed a special policy forum at The Washington Institute. He spoke about the nexus between drugs and Middle East terrorist groups and the growing challenge…

Report 2008 English

Challenges in Understanding and responding to crisis in urban contexts

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

This report by Paul McPhun and Elena Lucchi (2008) states that “there is now a growing international awareness that urbanization is becoming untenable, representing in some contexts a crisis that far outweighs the impact of ongoing conflict in remaining regions…

Report 2008 English

Orange County Rape Crisis Center Sexual Assault Response Guidelines

Context Analysis, Legal Obligations, Safety

A guide designed by the Orange County Rape Crisis Center (2008). The mission of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center is to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy. The Center envisions a just and equitable…

Guidance Material 2008 English

Regional shortcomings and global solutions: Kidnap, ransom and insurance in Latin America

Humanitarian Programmatic Issues, Legal Obligations, NGO Security Management

Through her article called “Regional shortcomings and global solutions: Kidnap, ransom and insurance in Latin America” (2008), Samantha Kenney explores the problematic links between insurance companies and the fact that the relatives of a kidnapped person can pay the ransom…

Article 2008 English

Seismic Risk Brochure


This brochure (2008) designed by the French governement and joint NGO gives recommendations -in French- of what to do in case of an earthquake, specifically in Guadeloupe.

Guidance Material 2008 English