Tag Archives: Security

Keeping up with COVID-19: Essential Guidance for NGO Security Risk Managers from GISF

Since the start of the Covid-19 global pandemic in March, organisations have been trying to adjust their ways of working. As Covid-19 continues to impact the security risks that NGOs may face and the way risk treatment measures are developed, the Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF) have released policy and planning guidance for NGO security risk managers. Continue reading

Dispatches from the Field: “But, is it safe?”

We’re delighted to bring you this guest post from Kelsey Hoppe, an experienced aid worker and Chief Editor of Chasing Misery: an anthology of essays by women in humanitarian responses.

While travelling recently, I had a conversation that almost every other aid worker will have experienced. I was talking to a woman I didn’t know very well and she asked what I did for a living. I said that I worked with NGOs in Pakistan. After the obligatory explanation of what an NGO is, she exclaimed, “Oh, Pakistan! You must be very brave!”  Continue reading