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Humanitarian Peer Support

Long ago, on the second day of my first mission as a humanitarian for the Red Cross, I found myself getting off an old dilapidated plane on a broken runway, surrounded by deserted mountains in Kabul, Afghanistan. While for me that was a dream come true, for

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Recognition

#notatarget — This was the theme of the World Humanitarian Day 2017, which was observed on 19 August. Again, there have been a number of incidents this year where humanitarian aid workers have been purposefully targeted, kidnapped, injured and killed. This day is a good opportunity to recognise humanitarian

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Failure to Assist a Person in Danger, a Crime Punishable by Law

Failure to Assist a Person in Danger, a Crime Punishable by Law

Last year, we wrote in this blog the following: “Knowing that humanitarian security incidents have been following an exponential curve in the last decade, you may wonder if you and/or your organization can get sued, be held accountable and taken to court for not protecting your staff

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How Can a Humanitarian Organization Reduce their Training Costs?

How Can a Humanitarian Organization Reduce their Training Costs?

The NGO world is not very different from the private corporate world when it comes to training: they are always looking for a way to cut costs, trying nevertheless to improve their bottom line by developing the necessary skills and delivering vital information to HQ and field

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Hidden Costs…

Hidden Costs…

There is a hidden cost in the workplace which is difficult to measure and therefore often not even considered. That cost is the loss of energy and engagement of staff when conflicts and disagreements are not managed appropriately – and are left to fester. Today, most organisations are

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