Supporting Security for Humanitarian Action

March 2010

The impact of insecurity on humanitarian operations, marked by rising casualty rates of aid workers in the highest risk environments, has increasingly drawn the attention of international policy makers. As a result, some donor governments have started to examine practical questions of how they and their partners can work collectively to support good practice and enhance operational security for humanitarian action. The Montreux Humanitarian Retreat section on the theme of ‘Safety and Security in Humanitarian Action’ represents a first step and potentially significant opportunity in this regard. This review was designed to support and inform that discussion, based on terms of reference elaborated by the Montreux conveners’ group.

Suggested Citation


Stoddard, A., & Harmer., A., (2010). Supporting security for humanitarian action:  a review of critical issues for the humanitarian community. Humanitarian Outcomes, March.