Report on Security of Humanitarian Personnel - Standards and Practices for the Security and Advocacy for Humanitarian Space

from European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office
Published on 01 Jan 2004
This report seeks to assist NGOs in reducing the risk to staff and their dependents. It reviews practice and indicates sources of information and guidance on security issues, including technical standards where they exist. Illustrative examples of current good practice are given for some areas of security management, and recommendations are set out at the end of the report. The following issues are discussed:

- The Evolution of security management
- Recent developments in the security management
- Current security practice
- Humanitarian space

This Report is one of three outputs of a Security Review for the humanitarian sector commissioned by ECHO in 2004, in response to the evolving security situation facing humanitarian personnel.