Aid in Danger

The Aid in Danger project collects data on any event that interferes with the delivery of aid, including threats and incidents of violence against aid workers and aid agencies and its effects on access for aid agencies. Aid in Danger makes information and analysis available to aid security professionals and policy makers.

Over the last decade, humanitarian work has grown in scale and effectiveness. This has helped to decrease the civilian death toll from war, armed conflict and disasters and has generally contributed to the protection of civilians.

At the same time, violence, insecurity, threats and deliberate obstructions are increasingly recognised as constraints to further assistance.

Latest News

We are monitoring open sources for the latest available information on COVID-19 developments impacting the security of response operations around the world.

Sahel Monitoring is a new series exploring violent and threatening incidents affecting aid operations, health care, education, civilians, refugees and IDPs in Burkina FasoCameroon and Niger.

What We Do

We work to protect aid delivery from future violence by providing information on the potential risks personnel face while delivering aid.

Humanitarian security risk management allows aid organisations greater access to and impact for crisis-affected populations while still meeting their duty of care obligations towards staff.

Having access to relevant, reliable and up-to date information is a key component in the risk security framework. Advocacy groups, policy-decision makers and academics also benefit from aid security incident information.

We collect information on events affecting aid workers, assets and programmes from open sources and verified reports shared by our partner aid agencies. This information is published in monthly, quarterly and special reports.

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Partnerships

Partnerships

We work with many different partners to affect change. We believe that joining forces does more than double our impact.

We collaborate with over 25 aid agencies, EISF, DisasterReady! and Standby Task Force and have memberships with GCPEA, SHCC and H2H Network.

Security Incident Information Management (SIIM)

Security Incident Information Management (SIIM)

Good safety and security incident information management (SIIM) practices allow aid agencies to reduce the impact of safety and security incidents on aid operations and staff. It improves the ability of organisations to prevent future incidents from happening.

Practical SIIM guidance materials include a Mobile Guide, Handbook with User Guide, Toolkit and Podcasts. Also available in French and Spanish

Datasets

Datasets

Selective quick charts and datasets are available for download on the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX). View and download

Podcasts

Podcasts

The Humanitarian Incidents podcasts are a series of conversations with experts from Geneva to South Sudan discussing how to understand, manage and use of information on incidents, how this can improve organisations’ risk management and access to crisis-affected populations.

Definitions and Methodology

Definitions and Methodology

Find out about our definitions and what they mean.

Digital Tools

Digital Tools

We collaborate with IT hubs and develop state-of-the-art digital software that helps to identify, record, and analyse data on people in danger.

We make our data available for interesting research. We work on our own digital projects and we are happy to share this technology with others in the research or the aid sector.