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LOST IN TRANSLATION

  Poor communication in response to an emergency among findings revealed in global travel and risk survey   Key Findings:  Key Travel works with more than 1,900 third sector organisations in 54 countries worldwide, supporting people and teams travelling to some of the world’s most vulnerable and remote locations. Their recent year-end survey captured attitudes […]

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REAL-WORLD PREPARATION

  Robert A Jensen, CEO of Kenyon International Emergency Services explains how to get organised and ready to face any situation Prevention is a great thing. Warnings are also useful. Fortunately, because of prevention and warnings, many people will never face the consequences of a catastrophic crisis, fear for their missing relatives, or personally witness […]

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WHAT CAN AN NGO TEACH A MAJOR CORPORATE?

  “Yes, and not all security makes you safe,” I once said. It sounds interesting, but is it true? And if it is, then have we, in humanitarian security, found different ways of doing things (or not doing things) that others might want to learn from? These are some thoughts, developed with help from many friends […]

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE: THE THREAT TO AID WORKERS

  Latest figures reflect concerning levels of sexual violence. Megan Nobert explains how the humanitarian sector can learn important lessons on how to tackle this problem   Report the Abuse – a non-profit focussed on the issue of sexual violence against humanitarian aid workers – has been collecting data since August 2015. Their data shows an […]

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RED ALERT

  Tourists and business travellers to Turkey should expect another uncertain year, with more attacks from both IS and Kurdish militant groups expected   Business travellers face increasingly diverse threats   The last year in Turkey has been one of the most volatile in decades. It included an attempted military coup, a string of significant, […]

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The Man with a Risk Plan

THE MAN WITH A RISK PLAN

  Editor-in-Chief Ben Cooper meets with Richard Stevens MBE, senior partner at Proelium Law, to better understand the vulnerabilities that exist within companies. Q: Could you tell us a little about your career so far? How did you come to be a Partner at such a unique law firm? A: My professional career started with the Royal Marines […]

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Hidden Threats

HIDDEN THREATS LYING IN WAIT

  The dangers of operating in challenging environments Chris Shirley examines the human factors that can significantly affect high-risk scenarios. Why should organisations invest in travel security expertise? Statistically, the chances are that nothing will happen – people travel to challenging and hostile parts of the world all the time without incident. But the consequences of […]

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HAZARD WARNING

  Are your staff prepared if a natural disaster occurs? Gillian Dacey explains how you can prepare for the worst   You are deploying staff overseas – you have sorted their insurance, got meetings scheduled in the diary, tickets and accommodation in order. But what about their safety? You have warned them not to lose […]

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FIST FULL OF DOLLARS

  Martyn Armitage highlights the problems and dangers of accessing and moving money in remote or developing locations    The Duty of Care that organisations should provide their staff working in remote and developing locations has been well documented in recent years and often focuses on exposure and mitigation of medical and security risks.  In […]

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SKILLS TO COPE WITH TRAGEDY

Martin Alderton assesses the importance of companies getting things right when all has gone wrong. The Spanish mortuary worker looked, frankly, shabby – and surprised. Standing behind me were a grieving family and a Spanish-speaking company representative....

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