Various humanitarian security topics of note, as the year wraps up...
A Chad court convicted
six French aid workers (Zoe's Ark) of kidnapping and has sentenced them to eight years of hard labor. While it seems likely international pressure will either reduce the sentences or transfer imprisonment to France, the court ruling does send a strong accountability message to the humanitarian community.
Chrispin writes in with a link to a nice security manual published by the New Zealand government. Entitled Security in Government Sectors
, even though the manual isn't NGO-specific, it's quite comprehensive and has a lot of good information that can be applied outside government circles. Definitely worth a bookmark.
A belated pointer to humanitarian adviser (and frequent commenter to NGO Security Scenario posts) Kevin Toomer's blog
. His Web site and blog have been up and running for awhile now, and feature a variety of humanitarian-security content.