Aid workers are supposed to be protected by international humanitarian law. But increasingly they are being targeted by warring parties.
Russia has used similar tactics in both countries, including bombings that flatten homes, schools, hospitals and key infrastructure. The humanitarian needs are vast.
Nearly all of the 129 aid workers killed on the job in 2021 were from the countries where they lost their lives.
The best of the past week’s coverage of the war in Ukraine.
Researchers asked aid workers how to best prepare for the climate emergency in places where its effects are most severe.
The security of local aid agency workers on the front line hasn’t been prioritised.
Virtual reality, augmented reality and serious games can help train people to respond to terrorism and kidnappings.
To stop sexual exploitation in the aid sector, more self-regulation by NGOs isn’t the answer.
Most overseas aid workers remain largely cut off from the people they are in emergency settings to help.
Shocking allegations of abuse by Oxfam aid workers in Haiti are testament to how badly the aid sector needs deep, systemic reform.
A huge majority of humanitarian employees are local to the country of intervention, but their motivations and pressures are often misunderstood.
Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10,000. It’s now backtracked on the decision.