Generic Security Guide for Humanitarian Organisations [EN/AR]

Manual and Guideline
Originally published


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.

French Version: Guide générique de la sécurité pour les organisations humanitaires

Spanish Version: Guía genérica de la protección para las organizaciones humanitarias