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The troubling comfort of aid work in Geneva | WhyDev

The troubling comfort of aid work in Geneva | WhyDev | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Working in developed countries like Switzerland can be pretty comfortable for development workers. But Peter Fremlin questions when too much comfort becomes dangerous.
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About well being and psychosocial support for Humanitarian Aid workers, development workers and volunteers working under difficult circumstances.
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Life on humanitarian compounds is removed from reality – this can fuel the misconduct of aid workers

Life on humanitarian compounds is removed from reality – this can fuel the misconduct of aid workers | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Most overseas aid workers remain largely cut off from the people they are in emergency settings to help.
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The Oxfam scandal: Let’s not forget the bigger picture

The media is currently ablaze with reports and commentary about allegations of sexual misconduct and impunity at Oxfam and elsewhere. And government officials are taking this opportunity to give the entire aid sector a bad name; suggesting that sexual abuse is an institutional problem that requires a dramatic and uncompromising response, such as cutting foreign aid.

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Hypocrisy and Accountability in the Aid Sector – Gemma Houldey –

The news that dozens of UN staff have reported being sexually harassed and assaulted by their employers does not, unfortunately, come as a shock to me. Nor to many others working within the aid sector who have been fully conscious of the extent to which acts like these are seemingly brushed under the carpet for the sake of saving the noble and squeaky clean image of the United Nations. As has been shown by survivors within the aid sector, sexual assault in this industry is all too common — as is lack of accountability.

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Red Cross 'outraged' over pilfering of Ebola aid millions by its own staff

Red Cross 'outraged' over pilfering of Ebola aid millions by its own staff | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Organisation confirms misappropriation of almost $6m donated to fight deadly 2014 outbreak that claimed more than 11,000 lives in west Africa
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#MeToo in the humanitarian world – IRIN News – Medium

#MeToo in the humanitarian world – IRIN News – Medium | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it

Our friends and family sometimes think the humanitarian world is populated by saints. The general public might also think that (our fundraising campaigns certainly play on this). However, those of us who live in it know our sector is not so different from others. We walk amongst mortals — flawed human beings.

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Humanitarian Peer Support – Centre for Humanitarian Psychology – Medium

Humanitarian Peer Support – Centre for Humanitarian Psychology – Medium | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Long ago, on the second day of my first mission as a humanitarian for the Red Cross, I found myself getting off an old dilapidated plane on a broken runway, surrounded by deserted mountains in Kabul…
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Finnish aid worker freed in Afghanistan

Finnish aid worker freed in Afghanistan | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
The woman was taken from a guesthouse in Kabul in May, in an attack that left two dead.
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In Their Own Words: Why Armed Fighters Attack Aid Workers

In Their Own Words: Why Armed Fighters Attack Aid Workers | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
In the first study of its kind, researchers ask members of al-Shabab, the Haqqani network and the Taliban to explain why they attack the humanitarians trying to help them.
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Secret Aid worker: have smartphones replaced friendships out in the field?

Secret Aid worker: have smartphones replaced friendships out in the field? | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Humanitarians used to make friends for life on assignments, but now we are too plugged in to technology to get to know our co-workers
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Lowcock starts at OCHA, casts attention to aid worker security

Lowcock starts at OCHA, casts attention to aid worker security | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Protection for civilians and aid workers in conflict zones and financing are two of the top issues driving Mark Lowcock’s immediate agenda, the new United Nations humanitarian chief indicated to staff during his first week on the job.
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Aid workers under attack in Myanmar as Rohingya conflict worsens

Aid workers under attack in Myanmar as Rohingya conflict worsens | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Hate speech and death threats directed against international aid workers in the wake of the latest violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state has threatened operations, further imperiling more than 100,000 displaced Rohingya.
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7 White Helmets rescuers killed in Syria gun attack

7 White Helmets rescuers killed in Syria gun attack | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Seven members of the White Helmets rescue group were shot dead Saturday by unidentified gunmen who stormed the volunteers' office in northwestern Syria, the group and opposition activists said.
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In the line of fire

In the line of fire | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
We cannot tolerate our colleagues being targeted deliberately or harmed indiscriminately. The system must change
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Thousands of passionate people and a few ‘bad eggs’?

The recent story about Oxfam’s handling of abuse that happened in Chad and Haiti feels like the #MeToo moment for the charity sector which we knew would come. We knew it would come because we know these kinds of abuse are everywhere. We (as a sector) are neither uniquely flawed nor, uniquely infallible.

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Vincent Cochetel: I was held hostage for 317 days. Here's what I thought about…

Vincent Cochetel was held hostage for 317 days in 1998, while working for the UN High Commissioner on Refugees in Chechnya. For the first time, he recount
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French aid group MSF says it dealt with 24 abuse cases last year | World news | The Guardian

French aid group MSF says it dealt with 24 abuse cases last year | World news | The Guardian | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Médecins Sans Frontières confirms 19 staff were fired over sexual harassment or abuse
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Unbreakable? Recognizing humanitarian stress and trauma | Global Geneva

Unbreakable? Recognizing humanitarian stress and trauma | Global Geneva | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
DESPITE ITS UBIQUITOUS PRESENCE, whether in crisis zones such as Syria, Yemen or the Congo, or day-to-day existence in both the developing and industrialized worlds, trauma often remains largely unrecognized and untreated. It is the same in the humanitarian sector.
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BUILDING A HUMANITARIAN PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM

BUILDING A HUMANITARIAN PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Building a Humanitarian Peer Support Program - Center for Humanitarian Psychology
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'We are not safe': aid workers fearful after Red Cross shooting in Afghanistan

'We are not safe': aid workers fearful after Red Cross shooting in Afghanistan | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Murder of Red Cross physiotherapist Lorena Enebral Perez by wheelchair-bound patient offers new focal point for concern among aid workers
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Afghanistan aid worker 'killed by patient'

Afghanistan aid worker 'killed by patient' | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
A Spanish physiotherapist working at a Red Cross Hospital in Afghanistan is shot dead by a patient.
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Understanding the Spiritual Lives of Aid Workers – Gemma Houldey – Medium

Understanding the Spiritual Lives of Aid Workers – Gemma Houldey – Medium | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Isn’t it about time aid organisations paid more attention to the spiritual lives of their staff? After all, it is often faith of one sort or another that is guiding the work of aid professionals…
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Spanish Red Cross worker killed by patient in Afghanistan: ICRC

Spanish Red Cross worker killed by patient in Afghanistan: ICRC | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it

A Spanish physiotherapist working for the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan was shot and killed Monday by a wheelchair-bound patient.

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Two kidnapped Afghan ICRC workers freed - BBC News

Two kidnapped Afghan ICRC workers freed - BBC News | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it

Two Red Cross workers kidnapped by gunmen in Afghanistan in February have been released, the aid group says. The pair were seized in the northern Jowzjan province on 8 February as they delivered aid.

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Health workers under attack: four personal accounts of working in a war zone

Health workers under attack: four personal accounts of working in a war zone | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 979 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year…
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OHCHR | Honouring lives lost in the service of human rights

OHCHR | Honouring lives lost in the service of human rights | Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers | Scoop.it
UN Human Rights staff gathered at the Geneva headquarters on World Humanitarian Day to commemorate colleagues who lost their lives while working in the service of the United Nations and human rights.
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