Increased violence in Mozambique 18 Nov 2013 | 09:25
Mozambique has seen an increase in the violence levels, both in the bigger cities and in the countryside, since October. While the recent fighting between the government forces and Fremlino is not comparable to the problems that the country experienced in the 90's, it poses significant risks and potential for destabilising the country, particularly with the coming local elections on the 20th of November as recent incidents in Munhava, Sofala, demonstrate.
Aid Worker Security Report 2013 30 Oct 2013 | 11:09
Humanitarian Outcomes has released the fourth edition of the Aid Worker Security Report 2013 - The New Normal: Coping with the kidnapping threat.
The report provides the latest verified statistics on global violence against aid workers in 2012, focusing on kidnapping, how it challenges aid agencies and how organisations might manage the risk associated with the rise of these attacks.
The report finds there were 167 incidents of major violence against aid workers in 19 countries. These attacks resulted in 274 aid workers killed, kidnapped, or seriously wounded.
The report also states that aid worker kidnappings have quadrupled over the past decade; since 2009, more aid workers have been victims of kidnapping than of any other form of attack. In addition, aid organisations have invested considerable resources in managing the response to kidnappings, but have not adequately addressed the threat itself.
The full report is available here.
Managing the Message: Communication and media management in a security crisis 14 Oct 2013 | 18:33
The speed with which information travels can save lives. However, messages about a security incident can influence how it is perceived, how it develops and how it is resolved. The way in which an agency responds, not only to the incident but also to information and opinions about it, is important for the safety of national and international staff.
EISF is pleased to launch a new guide to support NGO staff in meeting this challenge.
Managing the Message: Communication and media management in a security crisis offers guidance on communication and media management following a critical incident involving one or more members of national or international staff.
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