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Lowcock Starts At OCHA, Casts Attention To Aid Worker Security

"There is a whole list of crises he could be speaking out about...so how does he determine which of those he is going to spend his energy and time speaking to member states and donors about and calling attention to?"

September 8, 2017
Blog Post

The Risky Business of Security for Aid Workers

When well-meaning people ask—as Elon Musk recently did—for a cost accounting for humanitarian activities, security can be among the…

January 31, 2022
Resource

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
Blog Post

110+ NGOs Call on Congress to Appropriate Emergency Resources for Food Insecurity, Humanitarian Action & Global COVID-19 Response

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McCarthy, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman DeLauro, Chairman Leahy, Vice Chairman Shelby, and…

May 6, 2022
Statement

Statement on the Need for a Humanitarian Exception in the U.N. Security Council’s 1988 Sanctions Regime

Considering the scheduled U.N. Security Council vote on Wednesday, December 22, at 9:00 a.m. EST, on a humanitarian exception in the…

December 21, 2021
Blog Post

Letter to National Security Advisor Sullivan on Evacuations of Vulnerable Afghans

On October 28, 2021, over 100 non-governmental organizations, including InterAction, sent the following letter to U.S. National Security Advisor Jake…

November 1, 2021
Blog Post

Humanitarian Aid: Captive to Bureaucracy

August 19 marks the day in 2003 when a bomb ripped through U.N. Headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22 women and…

August 19, 2021
Blog Post

New InterAction Research Confirms Global Counter-Terror Efforts Harm and Curtail the Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

In the aftermath of 9/11, efforts to combat and counter-terrorist activities (C.T.) have been a foreign policy priority for governments,…

April 6, 2021
Blog Post

Choose to Challenge: The Gender Data Gap in Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian assistance has slowly become more data-focused. This is a positive move for the humanitarian community, as high-quality data can…

March 8, 2021
Resource

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