From South Sudan's Juba to Syria's Aleppo, from the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts to the refugee camps in Europe and Africa, humanitarian workers and volunteers across the world risk their lives to serve those in need. On World Humanitarian Day, take a look at Devex's coverage on aid workers.
Will tech find a footing within aid worker security culture? In contexts where even satellite phones can be more of a liability than a benefit, it's often hard to make a case for the use of the latest apps and gadgets. Devex takes a closer look at the rocky relationship between aid worker security and technology.
Syria's 'White Helmets' chief denied entry to US Raed Al Saleh, head of the Syrian Civil Defense, was scheduled be in Washington, D.C., in April to receive InterAction's 2016 Humanitarian Award. Instead, he was denied entry to the United States at Dulles International Airport. What happened?
Delivering health care in crises Despite clear laws and conventions not to attack health workers or facilities, escalating conflict continues to place health care workers at great risk. WHO's Ala Alwan explains why we need to strengthen our commitment to protect health care workers.
In crisis zones, UN courts faith-based charities The World Humanitarian Summit included numerous leaders of faith-based organizations, part of a broader push to enlarge the tent of players coordinating and collaborating in humanitarian aid. But some faith-based groups feel their involvement is still not taken as seriously as it should be.
Humanitarian aid in a riskier world Humanitarian crises cannot be the domain of humanitarian actors alone. How can we look beyond the humanitarian community for new ideas and solutions? Nigel Fisher, senior adviser at The KonTerra Group explains how localization, partnerships and innovation can help.
How USAID is avoiding greater aid worker bunkerization The answer to humanitarian security concerns isn’t to lock aid workers behind higher walls, several professionals in the aid industry tell Devex. But there are increased precautions to take and security measures to consider in order to keep those working overseas safe.