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Evacuation & Relocation of Humanitarian Personnel: What are the Challenges and Best Practices as Measures to Avoid Risk?   | GISF at HNPW

Evacuation & Relocation of Humanitarian Personnel: What are the Challenges and Best Practices as Measures to Avoid Risk?   | GISF at HNPW table
Date6 May 2024
Time4:00 pm 5:30 pm CEST |10:00 am11:30 am EDT
Address International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva and Virtual
Type In-person
Booking URLhttps://vosocc.unocha.org/Report.aspx?page=o0t9pExuBwObtDGIoSxxxplusmLRaL8kxxxplusD1NioE3EM4Cd0wZ4vlyDlC7ng3Axxxequalxxxequal


In humanitarian operations, the security situation may leave us no choice but evacuation and/or relocation as a measure to avoid security risks and ensure the security of humanitarian workers in volatile environments with unacceptable levels of risk . The decision of relocation and evacuation may greatly impact the organisation, the workforce, and their family members. The implementation requires joint action both internally and inter-agency wise.  

By examining real-world scenarios and case studies, this session will discuss the challenges we face, and best practices in avoiding risk and highlight operational strategies. This session will bring together security professionals and stakeholders from other sectors of the humanitarian community. 

Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges inherent in evacuating and relocating humanitarian personnel, understand the need to pivot from a development to a humanitarian or emergency operation and be equipped with actionable insights to enhance risk avoidance measures in their respective organisations. 


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