Staff care: 3 steps for building your own resilience

Humanitarian aid workers at a logistics center in Malawi. Learning to build your own resilience is crucial, especially for those working in high-risk environments. Photo by: Chris Daley / CC BY-ND

The physical, emotional and psychological toll humanitarians and their families face is undeniable, especially for those working in conflict. Statistically speaking, aid work is becoming increasingly more dangerous for both international and national staff.

The growing number of crises around the world is stretching the humanitarian system, with needs outstripping resources. In the face of combatting immense challenges like disease, famine, poverty and war, the challenges of the aid worker are often overlooked.

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    Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.