Humanitarian and Non Governmental Organization Safety & Security - Do no harm, do know harm - Since 2005 -
Sunday, December 09, 2007
NGO Security Scenario #9
The country you are working in has erupted into civil war. All humanitarian organizations are suspending operations and evacuating international staff. Due to the lack of overland evacuation routes, the United Nations and other military forces will be transporting humanitarian workers to safety by air. You are assigned as liaison to the military and will handle logistics issues. You are to meet an officer arriving by helicopter, and then coordinate staff evacuation on that aircraft. You and the staff members to be evacuated are waiting in a field for the helicopter to land. Press the play button below to see what happens next.
What are your first actions following the incident? What are your priorities? Did you take any measures prior to the helicopter's arrival to enhance staff's ground safety? Share your thoughts by clicking on COMMENTS below.