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[Podcast] Compounding Crises, Episode 3: The ever-changing role of the NGO security risk manager

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.

2020-10-19T02:09:22-04:00October 19th, 2020|Duty of Care & Risk Management, Publications & resources|

Downward Spiral: the economic impact of Covid-19 on refugees and displaced people

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

2020-10-19T02:08:08-04:00October 19th, 2020|Food Security, Publications & resources|

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

2020-09-03T19:56:36-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Duty of Care & Risk Management, Publications & resources|

Keeping up with COVID-19: essential guidance for NGO security risk managers

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

2020-09-03T19:55:44-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Duty of Care & Risk Management, Publications & resources|

Conference call: WHO and the COVID-19 response review

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

2020-09-03T19:54:38-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Duty of Care & Risk Management, Publications & resources|

FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots – July 2020

The COVID-19 crisis unfolds at a time when the number of acutely food-insecure people in the world has already risen over the past four years, largely due to conflict, climate change and economic downturn. According to the latest Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2020), in 2019 almost 135 million people across 55 countries experienced

2020-08-19T15:28:59-04:00August 19th, 2020|Food Security, Publications & resources|

IASC Proposals to Address the Inconsistency in Unlocking and Disbursing Funds to NGOs in COVID-19 Response

At the request of the IASC Principals, the Results Group 5 on Humanitarian Financing set up a subgroup of NGOs and UN agencies to identify concrete proposals to address the inconsistency in unlocking and disbursing funds to NGOs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic response. The proposals below, which serve as a basis for

2020-08-19T15:25:09-04:00August 19th, 2020|Humanitarian coordination, Publications & resources|

Event recording – 100 Days of a Pandemic: The Full Report

As Canadian organizations respond to the impacts of COVID-19 around the world, they are reporting a ‘crisis within a crisis’. Alongside the pandemic, fragile health systems, incomplete data and untrustworthy information threaten to reverse critical gains made in global health and rights. How will the development sector respond to this challenge? Between March and June

2020-08-19T15:24:24-04:00August 19th, 2020|Humanitarian coordination, Publications & resources|