Security Management in Humanitarian Organisations

  • Bob Ghosn


Humanitarian organisations tend to follow a rather ambiguous approach to security. On the surface, they usually recognise the value of professionally managing their security. However, security management is still too often seen as an alien concept grudgingly imported into the humanitarian world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent Humanitarian WorkerBrusselsBelgium

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