ODI researchers look at the challenges the humanitarian sector faces in working in dangerous and insecure environments.
This paper offers a systematic step-by-step approach to security management starting from context analysis, threat and risk assessment through to security strategy choice and security planning.
Providing Aid in Insecure Environments: Trends in violence against aid workers and the operational response (2009 Update)
In 2008, 260 humanitarian aid workers were killed, kidnapped or seriously injured in violent attacks – the highest yearly toll on record. The majority of these attacks took place in just countries: Sudan, Afghanistan and Somalia. Kidnappings in particular have...