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ICRC operational security: staff safety in armed conflict and internal violence

30-06-2009 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 874, by Patrick Brugger

Humanitarian work, especially in conflict areas, has become more dangerous and every humanitarian organization is affected by serious security problems, constituting a threat to their staff and hampering much-needed activities on behalf of the victims of armed conflicts and other situations of collective armed violence. The article outlines the general approach of the ICRC to security issues and describes the pillars of the security policy it has adopted in the field to protect its operational staff.


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