How to ensure NGO staff feel safe during an evacuation

By applying a few basic low-cost recommendations every NGO can improve their duty of care towards their staff working in dangerous locations

Lara Ghaoui
Emergency programme officer, World Vision UK

I experienced my first evacuation on Sunday 27 September 2015.

The day before, deadly clashes had erupted in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). In only a few hours, the city transformed into a cauldron of violence. I remember going to bed that night, with the sound of gunfire resonating in my ears. By then I knew that my worst fears prior to arriving in CAR were about to come true.

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