5 things NGOs should know about insurance

What should nongovernmental organizations keep in mind when getting insurance? Photo by: Oliver Symens / CC BY

Last year’s Ebola outbreak and the targeting of aid workers by militant groups such as Islamic State in Syria and Boko Haram in Nigeria sent ripples through the insurance market for nongovernmental organizations.

As risks increased, certain forms of coverage became more expensive, while others — evacuation from some Ebola-affected countries, for example — became near-impossible to honor from a practical perspective.

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    Helen Castell is a London-based financial journalist with nearly 20 years’ experience covering trade, energy and risk for TXF, Shares Magazine, Global Trade Review, Newsbase, Trade Finance Magazine and other Euromoney publications. At Devex, she writes about development banking, private sector engagement and funding trends. She studied English Literature at Sheffield University and International Journalism at London’s City University, and speaks English, Spanish and Japanese.

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