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.
What We Do
We work to protect aid delivery from future violence by providing information on the potential risks personnel face while delivering aid.
We are part of an initiative that provides country focused information combining incidents shared by aid agencies with analysis of the current situation, predictions and mitigation measures for Vigil InSight.
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. See our incident reporting guidance (SIIM).
We collect information on events affecting aid workers, assets and programmes from open sources and verified reports shared by our 30 partner aid agencies. This information is published in special reports to provide unique insights that combine context analysis with aid agency incident data, including on aid workers killed, kidnapped and arrested.
We examine social media to identify incitement to violence against aid or health workers and use opinions expressed on social media to provide insights into sentiments and attitudes by local communities.
We collaborate with various global coalitions to bring issues to the attention of policy makers.