Useful Links


The European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) is an independent platform for Security Focal Points from European humanitarian agencies operating internationally. The EISF members contains a wealth of resources dedicated to improving the safety and security of relief operations and staff.


News service from Reuters.


Website of the Department of International Development.


Website of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Includes travel advisory information, travel health advice and embassy contacts.

European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)

Gatweway to ECHO’s resources.

FPRI Security and International Affairs Think Tank Directory

Lists think tanks devoted to Security and International Affairs research and education. Nearly 1000 institutions are represented, which you can browse by name or country.

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)

Provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination.


News Service of the Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


Source of information on context by country. Relief web scans the websites of international and non-governmental organizations, governments, research institutions and the media for news, reports, press releases, appeals, policy documents, analysis and maps related to humanitarian emergencies worldwide, and then consolidates them on its website.

The Overseas Development Institute

Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.


Website for the UN’s Department of Safety and Security.

The Security Management Initiative (SMI)

Functions as a focussed human resource centre for risk and security management of NGOs and international agencies working in hostile environments.