Key Projects

Security Incident Information Management (SIIM)

In recent years, the threats facing aid workers delivering programmes around the world have risen significantly. This has had a negative impact on the ability of humanitarian organisations to carry out their activities.

Humanitarian organisations need context-specific information to understand the unique security concerns that put staff at risk and hinder access to beneficiary populations. This information is best gathered through the analysis of pooled humanitarian security incident data - but organisations often find they do not have access to information that would help them improve their decision-making confidence on a strategic level. 

The 21-month Security Incident Information Management (SIIM) project, funded by EU Humanitarian Aid, was launched in December 2016. The project aims to tackle these issues by bringing together RedR’s capacity-building expertise and Insecurity Insight's strong track-record in humanitarian data management. 

Supported by the European Interagency Security Forum, RedR UK and Insecurity Insight will work to build the capacity of NGOs to undertake speedier security-related information management and sharing, thereby strengthening humanitarian response.

By building capacity to report and share security incident data, the SIIM project aims to increase input to the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). Through their Aid in Danger project, Insecurity Insight produces reports on compiled from data submitted to the SiND and publicly available information.

The SIIM Handbook

The SIIM Handbook launched on the 13 September 2017

Produced in partnership with Insecurity Insight and EISF, the SIIM handbook is a free downloadable resource sharing best practice, guidelines, tools and recommendations to enhance organisational security incident information management.

More information on the handbook and associated tools is available at the link below. 

Download the handbook on the SIIM Handbook page

'Personal Safety and Security in the Field' training in Nairobi, Kenya
'Personal Safety and Security in the Field' training in Nairobi, Kenya

What is RedR doing?

To meet the siim project objectives, we are offering free capacity building activities to support organisations in building robust security incident information management processes

1. The SIIM Handbook

Produced in collaboration with EISF and Insecurity Insights, the SIIM Handbook contains lots of practical tools and guidance on how to establish and use internal incident reporting and monitoring systems effectively.

 2. Free coaching

Providing free coaching to organisations without existing incident information management systems to address specific issues identified by organisations around information-sharing, security event management and understanding and using trend data to influence organisational planning and evidence-based decision-making.

3. Free training to security focal points (SFPs) and security analysts 

The training looks at how organizations can improve their Security Incident Information management system and their preparedness toward incidents, focusing on:

  • Informing immediate responses to incidents

  • Implementing lessons learned for a better prevention

  • Using data to inform decision making at organization level

  • Using data to better understand the humanitarian security context.

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4. Free training for non-security specialists

There are 4 trainings for non- security staff (technical specialists):

Each training will run twice and will focus on how participants can use the incident data and analysis they receive from their organisations’ security focal points to assist them in their field of work. The training should also enable these staff to coordinate with SFPs to ensure incident data and analysis that supports their agenda is available.

How do I get involved?

How do I get involved?

Project Resources

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Our Partners

The SIIM project is being implemented with the support of EU Humanitarian Aid, which ensures rapid and effective delivery of EU relief assistance through its two main instruments: humanitarian aid and civil protection

Insecurity Insight is a team of experts who apply an innovative method for generating data on the impact of insecurity on people's lives and wellbeing. 

Aid in Danger is a project managed by Insecurity Insight. The project focuses on collecting information on events that interfere with the delivery of humanitarian aid from open sources and confidential contributions from humanitarian agencies.

EISF is an independent network of Security Focal Points who represent European-based humanitarian NGOs operating internationally.

The latest Aid in Danger report on aid worker deaths, kidnappings and injuries

Produced by Insecurity Insight using data gathered through the Security in Numbers Database.

116 aid workers in 19 countries were reportedly killed, injured, kidnapped or assaulted between July-September 2017

Report on aid worker deaths, kidnappings and injuries: July - September 2017