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Protect Aid Workers: an innovative mechanism for safeguarding aid workers in high-risk environments  | GISF at HNPW

Protect Aid Workers: an innovative mechanism for safeguarding aid workers in high-risk environments  | GISF at HNPW table
Date29 Apr 2024
Time3:00 pm 4:00 pm CEST |9:00 am10:00 am EDT
AddressVirtual
Type Virtual
Booking URLhttps://vosocc.unocha.org/Report.aspx?page=o0t9pExuBwObtDGIoSxxxplusmLRaL8kxxxplusD1Nio214vnklFaHJH0CoafhJHcwxxxequalxxxequal
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Summary

Humanitarian actors operate in insecure environments, such as conflict zones, which increases their exposure to violence. Over the last 5 years, 623 humanitarian workers were killed, 937 injured and 661 kidnapped globally, the vast majority of whom were national staff.  

As a response to this, Protect Aid Workers is a new initiative that supports humanitarian workers of national and international NGOs who have experienced a critical incident or are under threat due to their work as humanitarians. Protection grants can be provided to humanitarian NGOs to cover the cost of protection measures and post-incident support to affected staff. The ultimate aim is to protect staff from further harm, support their recovery and improve their immediate and long-term well-being. The pilot phase of the program is being implemented in the Middle East & North Africa. 

Speakers

TBC

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