Published by GISF Since its inception, humanitarian security risk management has developed rapidly. In recent years, the profession has evolved from the ‘compounds and barbed wire’ activities it used to be known for, shifting to include staff safeguarding, wellbeing, digital security and more... Full podcast here.
More than three quarters of displaced and conflict-affected people surveyed by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have lost income since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The devastating economic impact is tipping many into a hunger, homelessness and education crisis, the organisation said in a report released today. The report, Downward Spiral, is based on
Published by GISF The research shows that discussions on how partners can equitably share the burden of security risks are sorely lacking. As the localisation agenda moves forward, it is essential to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of local actors. Full document available here.
NGOs have improved safeguarding, but the aid sector needs systemic change to be safer Over the last two years, Bond has brought together over 800 participants at safeguarding events and trained 650 people from almost 200 organisations. We also updated and expanded our safeguarding training to help NGOs grappling with the complexities of safeguarding. Read more...
How Senegal has set the standard on COVID-19 At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts warned of a ticking time bomb in Africa as many feared that the coronavirus would overwhelm the continent’s fragile health care systems, resulting in massive fatalities. But nearly eight months after the first confirmed case on the continent, African
Aid Worker Security Report 2020: Contending with threats to humanitarian health workers in the age of epidemics
This year’s Aid Worker Security Report, by Humanitarian Outcomes, therefore focuses on humanitarians working in the health sector. The report examines the data on attacks against health workers and discusses how the humanitarian sector is dealing with the new risks and disruptions caused by major epidemics occurring in contexts of broader complex emergency. Full report
This guidance document is for staff with security risk management responsibilities and is presented in a series of modules that look at how SRM is impacted by COVID-19. The guidance is divided into three parts (A) Policy and Planning, (B) Operational Security and (C) Staff Support. Modules will be developed and updated as the global
It has been more than six months since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. While some countries have managed to reduce the impact of the coronavirus within their borders, others are struggling to keep it under control. [...] Devex Senior Reporter Jenny Lei Ravelo spoke with
A global COVID-19 facility could prevent 'vaccine nationalism' — but the challenges are steep As the wealthiest governments sink billions of dollars into their own COVID-19 vaccinations, public health officials warn that "vaccine nationalism" could leave behind the poorest countries. A new COVAX Global Vaccines Facility may offer the best hope for ensuring the world’s
Opinion: African women are leading the fight against COVID-19 It is no surprise that women-led countries have suffered six times fewer confirmed COVID-19 deaths than countries led by men, according to a University of Dublin study. Women leaders are better placed to draw on informal networks to mobilize rapid responses and community support. They are