Oct. 1: INSO DRC Director part of expert panel on neutrality
29 September 2015
As part of the ongoing PHAP discussion series on humanitarian law and policy leading up to the World Humanitarian Summit... Read more
New Trustee appointment
20 September 2015
INSO is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mario Stephan to our Board of Trustees.A seasoned humanitar... Read more
NGO safety in Gaza
09 September 2015
At the request of the humanitarian community, responsibility for operating the NGO safety platform in Gaza will transiti... Read more
Nigeria: INSO to conduct scoping mission
10 August 2015
Following a Letter of Invitation from nine NGOs (31/07/15), the INSO SMT met today to approve a scoping mission to Niger... Read more
Information security upgrade
23 July 2015
Starting in July, we will be upgrading our mass mailing systems to utilize industry-leading s... Read more
INSO Website relaunch
29 June 2015
INSO is pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website, which went live today.Along with a more contemporary l... Read more
INSO Ukraine coming soon
10 June 2015
Following a scoping mission in March, the INSO Executive Group has approved the establishment of an INSO programme in Uk... Read more
INSO to open Middle East hub
08 June 2015
Today INSO has been approved by the Government of the United Arab Emirates to establish an Operational Support Office (O... Read more
World Alert 2.0
01 June 2015
From the 1st of June 2015, our World Alert service will be upgraded so that you will receive just one email per day cont... Read more
2nd Annual Directors Conference
20 May 2015
From the 20 - 21 May 2015,  INSO staff are convening in Dubai, UAE for the second Annual Directors conference.The m... Read more
NSP Somalia joins INSO
1 April 2015
As of 1 April 2015, the NGO Safety Program (NSP) in Somalia has been transferred from the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) t... Read more
Assessment mission to Tindouf, Algeria
20 March 2015
At the request of NGO partners on the ground, throughout March INSO will conduct a Scoping & Assessment Mission to t... Read more
27 February 2015
INSO is delighted to have been awarded the ECHO Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) today, making us eligible for dire... Read more
Dutch to support INSO HQ
01 February 2015
The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINBUZA) has today agreed to support INSO with a 3-year grant entitled 'Bui... Read more



Keep track of how many incidents affect NGOs across all INSO countries for the current year to date. Updated monthly. Current figures from Jan - Aug 2015



“For our partners, INSO is a very valuable complement to any security strategy and network they have. Often NGO security officers are focused on the organisation’s programmes not necessarily factoring in all the external influences. It's a way to confirm their information, to cross check, to identify things that may not have been seen otherwise.  It's always good to have this external perspective. There are only advantages.”

- Luc Verna - Technical Assistant, European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (Afghanistan)

“One of the things that INSO builds its name on is that they verify the facts. It’s reassuring that we're not just reacting to rumours. They have solid sources of verification.”

- Kate Moger - Country Director - International Rescue Committee (Mali)

“The quality of INSO services and the relevance of the information, analysis and warnings are excellent and have become an integral part of our security framework in the DRC. While any one NGO may have good access to information within their operational area, it cannot compare to the much wider access and knowledge of the NGO community, and INSO makes access to that information possible. 

- Cheik Ba – Country Director – Norwegian Refugee Council (DRC)

“We work in hard to reach communities where security is not always good - I think right now in Kenya there is no place where you can say it is 100% safe. So what INSO does actually helps our work in that they are able to bring up issues or even a forecast of what could happen and then we are able to make decisions based on that information.”

Dr Lennie Bazira Kyomuhangi –  Country Director - Amref Health Africa (Kenya)

“Not all agencies have security people or if they do, not all of them are able to analyse data and trends, this requires specific people and time; it's a full time job. So what INSO is doing through data collection and analysis - is extremely beneficial and it saves a lot of funds for both NGOs and donors.”

- Ekin Ogutogullari - Country Director - International Medical Corps (Kenya)

“Fundamentally, situational awareness is at the heart of good programming. For us INSO is absolutely essential in terms of informed decision-making, you can't operate without it.  Each NGO ultimately has to determine its own risk level, its own programming modalities, how it operates on the ground but this has to be founded on very solid advice. The quality of INSO’s reporting and analysis is of an extraordinarily high order.”

 - Aidan O'Leary - Head of Office - UNOCHA (Afghanistan)

"Given that humanitarian access became an integral part of any NGO programming in Afghanistan, INSO's updated and contextualised analysis on local acceptance - enriched by the engagement strategies of the various NGOs which are shared in INSO's forums - regularly informs the acceptance approaches both nationally but also locally where NGOs operate."

- Kyriakos Giaglis - Country Director - Danish Refugee Council (Afghanistan)