Although full statistics are lacking, there is an impression that aid personnel are increasingly at risk from random, criminal and even at times targeted violence.
The argument here is that the current tendency to reduce an agency's vulnerability mainly through the use of protective procedures and devices may be necessary but is insufficient.
Better practice in the management of security is an urgent need.
Reducing vulnerability to attack is only one approach ; deterring the threat of violence by counter-threat, or seeking increased acceptance for the agency's work and presence are two other approaches.
Major skill development is required in the areas of conflict analysis and monitoring, threat assessment and incident analysis, since together these form the basis for appropriate security management.
Improved analysis can then inform a conscious choice about which mixture of approaches is most appropriate in a specific context.
The paper explores in some detail the factors that influence acceptance, but not the methods and basic principles in the use of counter-threat.
Mots-clés Pascal : Aide internationale, Violence, Vulnérabilité, Employé, Sécurité, Gestion, Homme, Aide médicale internationale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : International assistance, Violence, Vulnerability, Employee, Safety, Management, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0384180
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 25/01/1999.