Safety and security of aid workers in humanitarian settings

This collection provides guidelines, reports and manuals on diverse safety and security challenges faced by aid workers in risky environments and how to overcome them. The collection aims to help humanitarian actors in referring and forming their own security risk management framework so as to reduce the threats and insecurity in disaster-affected regions. The resources demonstrate across different types and levels of security environments and risk patterns one could observe during their activities in humanitarian assistance, and consequent strategies and solutions which aid workers adopt to be safe in such environments  and functionally continue with their activities.These resources were published by leading organisations such as CARE International, Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Insecurity Insight, Irish Aid, Save the Children, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and World Health Organization (WHO). Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to info@humanitarianlibrary.org, or create your own Collection on the Library!For more information on the topic of safety and security, feel free to also look at our other collection on the 'Free Online Courses and Training about Safety, Security and Staff Care' which has e-learning courses on the same. You will find that the two collections are linked to each other.   

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Fire Safety in Shelter and Settlements - Case Studies and Reports

This Collection contains case studies and reports relative to context of fire hazards disaster response.
Current guidance comes from leading local and global organizations: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Climate Council, Directorate General NDRF & Civil Defence (Fire) Ministry of Home Affairs, ECHO, Elsevier, IFRC, IOM, Save the Children Internationa, Shelter Projects, WFP.

Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to info@humanitarianlibrary.org, or create your own Collection on the Library!
You might find other helpful collections on humanitarian operations focus on fire awareness and management in vulnerable settlements, camps or communities below.

Free Online Courses and Training about Safety, Security and Staff Care

This Collection links to websites providing free training on safety and security and staff care. We monitor these links regularly, however if the training providers change their websites, some of these links may not work. All other resources on the Humanitarian Library can be downloaded directly from the Library.This collection is aimed at humanitarian actors who are interested in or are working in the field of safety, security and staff care in humanitarian settings. The collection contains resources from 2019-2022. The resources have been published by various free online platforms and leading organizations in the safety and security field. These include: ADRA, FORS & SALANGA, AKDN (Aga Khan Development Network), DisasterReady, Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Kaya and United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS).For more information on the topic of safety and security, feel free to also look at our other collection on the 'Safety and security of aid workers in humanitarian settings' which has resources such as guidelines and case studies on the same. You will find that the two collections are linked to each other. Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to info@humanitarianlibrary.org, or create your own Collection on the Library!