Aid Security and COVID-19

The spread of the COVID-19 virus is creating concerns that can translate into safety and security incidents affecting aid operations. Understanding the changing security context is important for duty of care for staff and access to beneficiaries.

As aid agencies move past the initial response to the pandemic, safety and security incidents related to the spread of the disease are a concern.

We are using open-source media monitoring, Novetta Mission Analytic, and working with EISF and partner aid agencies who share their incidents from around the globe to help the aid sector gain a better overview of the developing situation.


– Information on COVID-19 developments impacting the security of aid work and operations to help aid agencies meet duty of care obligations to staff and reaching people in need.

– Summaries from social media monitoring and survey results to know what people are saying in the areas of the Eastern DRC previously affected by the Ebola outbreak.

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Sharing Information

Sharing Information

Share your security incidents in the context of COVID-19 fears and get access to summaries of how this is affecting aid agencies and their ability to deliver aid. Your shared incidents will be treated as confidential and will not be shared further.

Contact to share your security incidents.

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