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NGO Security Management

The Aid Security Monthly News Brief – January 2015

This monthly digest documents threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. It complements resources that already exist, such as the Aid Worker Security Database,…

14 Oct 2015 Resource

The Aid Security Monthly News Brief – February 2015

This monthly digest documents threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. It complements resources that already exist, such as the Aid Worker Security Database,…

14 Oct 2015 Resource

Security in your pocket: ‘Umbrella’ a one-stop-shop

Humanitarian workers are operating with little digital protection and too often are unprepared to use technology as a means to mitigate their physical risks. While there are a number of digital tools and technology-based resources for the security of humanitarian workers, collectively, they face a number of problems. Aid agencies need a user-friendly, easily accessible tool that delivers simple answers on how to operate safely in any situation.

14 Oct 2015 Blog

Managing Risk – Why, when, how?

An ever-changing world means challenges to traveller safety that range from extreme weather conditions to civil unrest and terrorism. This document is intended to be a call to action – a risk policy is a must for any organisation that…

12 Oct 2015 Resource

What is ‘humanitarian communication’?

The increasing use of ICTs by responding organisations and affected populations has changed how information is communicated and received during crises. It may even be changing how some crises occur and unfold. Yet, despite this transformative impact, there is no accepted definition of what constitutes ‘humanitarian communication’, nor what defines the ‘humanitarian use of ICTs’.

9 Oct 2015 Blog

ATHA Innovation Series – Interview with GISF Researcher Raquel Vazquez Llorente

The Harvard University Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) is launching a month-long 'Innovation Series'. This is a series of short podcast discussions with professionals and experts on areas of innovative thinking and development in the humanitarian sector. In the first episode of the series ATHA's Julia Brooks speaks with Raquel Vazquez Llorente, Researcher at the European Interagency Security Forum (GISF).

14 Aug 2015 News

The role of international aid agencies in protecting national humanitarian staff

GISF Researcher Raquel Vazquez Llorente writes for the Harvard University Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA). In her post, Raquel explores the increased reliance on local partners to deliver aid in high risk emergencies and the role that international NGOs play in protecting national humanitarian staff.

14 Aug 2015 Blog