This report offers a synthesis of the global evidence on delivering aid in highly insecure environments. It summarises the past five years of primary and secondary literature. In particular, it examines the evidence of strategies and approaches to maintain secure access for aid operations, including how to enable the effective delivery of aid when operating by remote management. It examines the role that humanitarian principles play in guiding aid operations, and analyses the impact of the wider governance and accountability environment on secure access. Lastly, it discusses how recent innovation and advances in technology can support effective aid delivery in insecure contexts.
Schreter, L.; Harmer, A. Delivering aid in highly insecure environments. A critical review of the literature, 2007&#8211;2012. Humanitarian Outcomes Ltd., London, UK (2013) 70 pp.