Monday, January 30, 2006
ICRC just released an updated version of "Staying Alive: Safety and security guidelines for humanitarian volunteers in conflict areas" (we'll try to avoid the bad BeeGee jokes associated with the title). First published in 1999, this is probably the best and most usable NGO field guide for working in conflict zones. Well written, comprehensive and entertaining illustrations makes this required reading for anyone interested in humanitarian security. The first edition was difficult to track down in electronic format, and it's nice to see ICRC has published the updated guide in a free, PDF format.