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.

Our work

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 over 25 partner aid agencies. This information is published in monthly, quarterly and special reports.

We are currently testing how best to use social and local media to keep the aid sector informed about development. See below examples from the Mozambique cyclone response which we carried out in collaboration with Standby Task Force.

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Partnerships

Partnerships

We collaborate with over 25 aid agencies, EISF, Disaster Ready and Standby Task Force and have memberships with GCPEA, SHCC and H2H Network. Read more

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. Read more

Data

Data

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

Podcast

Podcast

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. Find out more

Security Incident Information Management (SIIM)

Security Incident Information Management (SIIM)

Guidance handbook and tool kit sharing best practice, guidelines, tools and recommendations to enhance organisational security incident information management. More information

Terms and Definitions

Terms and Definitions

Find out about our definitions and what they mean. Read more