Made to Care - Commentary on the Dennis vs. NRC verdict

Posted 01 Jul 2017

In November 2015 NRC were found to be Grossly Negligent in the case brought against them by Steve Dennis following his kidnapping in Dadaab, Kenya. The case is sure to have repurcussions for the aid indutsry, and in this blog post we offer ILS' commentary on the findings. 

Kidnapping HEAT Map

Posted 01 Jul 2017

This HEAT map shows the location of kidnapping events affecting aid workers around the world between 2009 - 2014

World Humanitarian Summit Commitments

Posted 01 Jul 2017

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit is taking place in Turkey, 24-25th May 2016. ILS has been very actively involved in preparations for WHS, trying to get aid worker safety, security and wellbeing to feature more prominently on the agenda. In recognition of the need to create a strong voice around these issues we approached EISF to support our efforts. As a result we have galvanised support from humanitarian security risk management stakeholders globally to develop 2 commitments which we hope to present at a Leaders RoundTable.

Senior Training Advisor

Posted 01 Jul 2017

We have an opening in the UK for a Senior Training Advisor. Closing Date 10th July 2017.  

UK Threat Level for International Terrorism

Posted 01 Jul 2017

In the wake of the Terrorist attack in Manchester, the UK government has increased the Threat Level for International Terrorism to it highest level. The attached document offers some guidance for organisations with staff and premises in the UK on actions to take and measures to implement in response to the change.

Kidnap Preparedness

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Is your organisation ready to deal with the reality of a member of the team being taken hostage? We have developed this free one page checklist of actions to take so that your organisation is prepared to respond should the worst happen.

Travelling with Medication

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Do you know if the medicines you need are legal in the country you are travelling to, do they require any special storage requirements, how large a supply can you get from your Doctor in your home country and are your medicines available in the country you are visiting? 

This guidance sheet produced by our partner InterHealth, gives information on what to do if you need to take medicines with you when you travel internationally.

Responding to Sexual Assault

Posted 01 Jul 2017

This information sheet, produced by our partner InterHealth, contains information & guidance on medical & psychological support for those who have been sexually assaulted. It is intended for those who have responsibility for staff such as HR, security managers & field managers.

Managing Stress in Humanitarian Aid Workers

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Guidelines for Good Practice: Managing Stress in Humanitarian Workers produced by the Antares Foundation (https://www.antaresfoundation.org). Also available in Arabic, French, Spanish and Albanian from their website.

Sexual Harassment and Violence

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Guidance sheet on the prevention of sexual harrassment and violence

Carjacking

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Information sheet jointly produced by ILS and InterHealth Worldwide on avoiding, responding to and recovering from Carjacking

Essential Travel Documents

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Information sheet and checklist jointly produced by ILS and InterHealth Worldwide on documents needed for travel 

Road Traffic Collisions

Posted 01 Jul 2017

Information sheet jointly produced by ILS and InterHealth Worldwide on avoiding, responding to and recovering from Road Traffic Collisions