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To Stay and Deliver

Good Practice for Humanitarians in Complex Security Environments

  • Author: UN, OCHA
  • Publication date: September 2011
  • Page count: 104
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 11.III.M.2

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ISBN: 9789210556651

About the product

Providing humanitarian assistance amid conflict is a dangerous and difficult endeavour. Over the past decade, violent attacks against aid workers — resulting in killing, kidnapping and serious injury — have tripled, reaching over 100 assaults per year. From 2005 onwards, the largest numbers of security incidents on humanitarian personnel have been concentrated in a limited number of countries representing the most difficult and volatile operating environments. Even as aid workers come under increasing attack, however, they find ways to continue delivering life-saving services and providing protection to people in need. This study documents, across different types of security contexts and risk patterns, a variety of good practices and innovative strategies that enable humanitarians to maintain presence and ensure uninterrupted delivery of services.