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3 Ways Trump’s Travel Ban Could Affect Humanitarian Aid Workers

International humanitarian aid organizations say the travel restrictions issued by President Donald Trump on Saturday could have a dramatic impact on how they operate.

February 15, 2017
Hands reach for a package of food rations amid a large crowd of refugees
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Advocacy NGO Shining A Light On Sexual Assault Of Aid Workers Set To Close

Former InterAction President Lindsay Coates comments on the closing of Report the Abuse, the pioneering NGO that lifted the lid on the alarming number of cases of sexual abuse and harassment against female aid workers.

August 14, 2017
A woman and her young child walk in the middle of the desert passing by a large makeshift shelter for displaced people.
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Amid Allegations of Abuse, Aid Workers Describe Culture of Sexual Misconduct

"More than 120 CEOs of U.S.-based international NGOs have signed a pledge promising to strengthen policies to prevent sexual misconduct by staff. Some organizations are starting to take more concrete actions."

August 16, 2018
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Duty of Care: Protection of Humanitarian Aid Workers from Sexual Violence

This document from Duty of Care International provides some safeguarding guidance on performing reference checks.

December 9, 2019
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EISF: Managing Sexual Violence Against Aid Workers 2019

This document from EISF aims to build on the growing awareness of sexual violence against aid workers to provide guidance for agencies on how to reduce the risk of sexual violence, how to increase incident reporting, how to aid the recovery of survivors, how to positively influence organizational culture and how to deal with in-house perpetrators. This document will be useful for anyone with a responsibility for staff care, safety, and security as well as anyone involved in processes aimed at preventing or responding to incidents of sexual violence against staff, such as security focal points, HR staff, project and program staff, and first responders to incidents of sexual violence within an aid organization.

December 9, 2019
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Famine-Wracked South Sudan Now Wants To Charge Aid Workers For Help

South Sudan is wracked by unfettered violence, ethnic cleansing, and famine. But now the government wants to charge aid workers $10,000 to operate in the country.

March 9, 2017
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Killing of aid workers in Nigeria a setback for troubled crisis response

“There was a feeling, from some NGOs that I spoke with but also some U.N. actors, that we kind of just went along with what the government was proposing,” said McIlreavy.

March 22, 2018
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Managing Sexual Violence Against Aid Workers: EISF

This document from EISF aims to support aid agencies in preventing, being prepared for and responding to incidents of sexual violence against their staff. It is available in English, Spanish, and French.

March 12, 2021
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Managing the Security of Aid Workers with Diverse Profiles

This research paper from EISF is targeted at staff members within NGOs who have the responsibility for ensuring the security and wellbeing of staff members - for example, security focal points, HR specialists and senior managers. The research aims to better understand whether diversity is systematically addressed by aid organizations within their security risk management systems, and what challenges aid organizations face in relation to managing the security of aid workers while being mindful of their diversity. The research aims to identify good practice, and provide guidance to aid organizations on how to balance staff security and duty of care obligations while still respecting their employees rights to privacy, equality and inclusion.

March 12, 2021
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Stop the Sexual Assault Against Humanitarian and Development Aid Workers

This study’s goal is to contribute knowledge to the prevention of and response to sexual harassment and assault against aid workers, a topic that is under-researched and under-reported. This is one of the first scholarly, in-depth studies of sexual harassment and assault against humanitarian aid workers, including heterosexual women and men and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) aid professionals.

November 23, 2019