In recent decades, humanitarian/aid workers have increasingly found themselves operating in complex and rapidly changing socio-political environments. As a result, they face numerous risks in providing vital assistance to communities torn apart by conflict and civil unrest.
Despite the increase in security risks, the vast majority of aid workers working in the field still face significant risks of ill health through injury, illness or stress. Vehicle and work-related accidents, malaria, and cumulative stress can affect workers whether in a secure or an insecure environment.
This 5 days intensive training on safety and security techniques for humanitarian workers is aimed at all levels of staff, from the most experienced senior managers to the newest members of the team in this era of security challenges.
At the end of this training, participants will be equipped with practical approach on dealing with safety and security issues as part of delivering their programmes for and with children around the world.
Participants will also understand the importance of not focusing purely on security risks to the detriment of their health and safety risks.