Real risk exists – be aware
Between 2010 and 2015, and only counting Aid Workers, there were 1,931 victims in major attacks — 614 men and women were killed; an additional 616 were kidnapped (and survived).
Humanitarian Outcomes report:
Aid Worker Security Report: The New Normal: Coping with the kidnapping threat — kidnappings have quadrupled over the past decade; more aid workers have been victims of kidnapping than of any other attack.
The answer is not to stop these humanitarian actions, but to ensure that you and your staff are trained to recognize and mitigate these risks.
SPIDER specializes in training staff or consultants who are or may be put in medium to high risk situations, yet are often provided little or no training about how to survive and thrive in this environment.
SPIDER provides multiple options to achieve different levels of capacity in staff depending upon the risks faced and the resources your organization has allocated towards security training.
We present training options that vary in rigor:
From 1-day (or shorter) workshops conducted in your HQ or field offices, to intensive Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) courses that consist of carefully constructed scenarios to provide hands-on “total participant involvement”.
Whichever option you select, our objective is to build skills through knowledge-transfer and practical drills.
Personal security means just that — the ability to take care of yourself. Your security team, if you have one, is there as a backup. Learn to recognize, mitigate, and extract yourself from danger.