This Guide aims to cover most aspects of security
management and practice that are commonly thought relevant to humanitarian
organizations working in emergencies in the field, in most parts of the
world. It offers suggested guidance, tools and resources, designed to assist
organisations to think through their security policies and procedures.
The document includes the following sections:
- Introduction to security
- Security preparation for the field
- Security management in the field
- Security incidents
- Suspension, hibernation, relocation, evacuation
- Closing a programme
- Headquarters management of security
- Learning and training
Based on existing good practice, the guide draws extensively from security manuals and other documents produced by a wide variety of humanitarian NGOs, and UN agencies and aims to help humanitarian organizations to manage their security well.