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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|

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|

A checklist on Safeguarding: A resource for Local and National CSOs during COVID-19 response

The COVID 19 global Pandemic is a public health, economic and social crisis. Local and national civil society will play a critical role in supporting their governments to respond. During this difficult time ensuring accountability to affected populations and prevention of and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, while receiving assistance, is crucial. Available here.

2020-08-19T12:31:55-04:00August 19th, 2020|Duty of Care & Risk Management, Publications & resources|

Event recording – Security risk management and duty of care during COVID-19

On 3 June, ICVA and PHAP organized the first webinar in the new Learning Stream on Risk Management in Practice, aimed at exploring the current state of risk management in the humanitarian sector. In this webinar, we looked at the key findings from a new briefing paper from ICVA and researchers from the Graduate Institute

2020-08-19T12:28:10-04:00August 19th, 2020|Duty of Care & Risk Management, Publications & resources|

COVID-19 Inter-Agency Guidance for the Management of the Dead in Humanitarian Settings

This inter-agency guidance was jointly drafted by ICRC, IFRC and WHO colleagues (in addition to consultation with the US CDC and the Pan American Health Organisation). It is targeted towards humanitarian settings and aims to complement other guidance on the management of the dead with a stronger focus on the practical realities faced when dealing

2020-08-19T12:26:16-04:00August 19th, 2020|Duty of Care & Risk Management, Publications & resources|

[Podcast] Security Risk Management and Duty of Care during COVID-19

"Although Security Risk Management (SRM) in the humanitarian sector has increasingly gained the attention of policy makers and practitioners, the current COVID-19 crisis highlights challenges in how to apply risk management, including in terms of duty of care. Delivering humanitarian aid under COVID-19 restrictions has also underlined the critical role of local actors and the

2020-08-19T12:24:30-04:00August 19th, 2020|Duty of Care & Risk Management, Publications & resources|