Aid consortium rolls out new edition of UN-backed guide for humanitarian workers

The latest edition of the United Nations-backed handbook setting out universal standards for ensuring effective and accountable humanitarian work made its debut today with a new chapter on protection principles as well as information on emerging issues such as climate change and civil-military relations.

UN study explores ways to effectively deliver aid in risky situations

Attacks against humanitarian personnel have tripled over the past decade, rising to more than 100 deaths each year, with the most of the fatalities occurring in areas where violence has increased significantly, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia, according to a United Nations-backed study unveiled today.