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Security of Aid workers and aid provision in hostile environments

30 November 2009 12:05

Here’s a chilling statistic: in 2009, more humanitarian workers have been killed overseas than United States soldiers in Afghanistan. Even though there is an almost universal assumption that neutrality will protect relief workers, it is not a guarantee of safety.

Following the International Aid and Trade exhibition in Washington DC earlier this year, a report has been published on the "Security of Aid workers and aid provision in hostile environments".

Many missions operating in hostile environments face a host of security threats such as kidnapping, unlawful detention, civil unrest, property theft and destruction, workplace violence, hijacking, vehicle theft, terrorism, hazardous waste, and medical crises.

Click here to read the full report and to download this document as a white paper:


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