Seminar Alert: Issues on Operational Security for the Humanitarian Aid Worker, organized by Islamic Outreach ABIM & the International Committee of the Red Cross, 18 April 2011, Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Background and Rationale
There has been growing interest among the local NGO community in Malaysia on the operational aspects of humanitarian aid. An increasing number of organizations and individuals are seeking for ways in which to contribute in a more tangible manner towards providing assistance for vulnerable populations around the world. It is arguable that the desire for a more direct and tangible participation in relief operations to better the lot of vulnerable populations is common among those already involved in humanitarian efforts. Unfortunately, an increase in the level of involvement in operational activities always comes with a corresponding increase in risk affecting the humanitarian aid worker.