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.

Insecurity Insight is using open-source media monitoring, Novetta Mission Analytic, and working with GISF and partner aid agencies who share their incidents, to help the aid sector gain a better overview of the developing situation.

COVID-19 Monitoring
Regular bulletins on COVID-19 developments impacting the security of aid work and operations to help aid agencies meet duty of care obligations to staff and reach people in need. (see resources below)

Social Media Monitoring

Trends and insights from social media monitoring and survey results to know what people are saying about COVID-19 in the DRC and some other sub-Saharan African countries like CAR and Cameroon.

Emergency Healthcare in Insecure Settings
Public health emergencies in conflict-affected areas or insecure settings can lead to significant security challenges. Learn how to implement security risk management measures to protect healthcare responders and communities using our mobile guide.


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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 for more information.

Blog by GISF

Blog by GISF

This new blog explores where humanitarian security risk management is at with COVID-19 and its related challenges.

Read the blog here

Emergency Healthcare in Insecure Settings

Emergency Healthcare in Insecure Settings

15-min mobile guide on how to implement security risk management measures to protect healthcare responders and communities during a public health emergency or infectious disease outbreak.

This resource provides guidance on how to:
1. Gain the acceptance of community members and non-state armed groups.
2. Prevent and respond to violent attacks against healthcare workers and arson attacks on health facilities. 

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