Made to Care - Commentary on the Dennis vs. NRC verdict
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.
World Humanitarian Summit Commitments
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.
UK Threat Level for International Terrorism
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.
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
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
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
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.