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09 Oct 2018 description

Executive Summary

An aid worker’s personal security is impacted by the interplay between where the aid worker is, who they are, and their role and organisation. As employers, aid organisations have a duty of care to take all reasonable measures to protect their staff from foreseeable risks, including those that emerge due to an aid worker’s personal characteristics – for example, biological sex, gender, ethnicity, cognitive and physical abilities, sexual orientation, etc.

07 Apr 2017 description

Social unrest marked Congo’s 2016 political climate. Such unrest was the result of the failure to organize the presidential election, which was scheduled for November. On the security front, violent fighting between a local militia in the central provinces, as well as a series of massacres in the Beni territory (in the east), were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians, in addition to material damage. The following document gives a projection of the main issues to watch during the year ahead.