Terms of Use

INSO has made some of its key data publicly available for the free use of humanitarians and the NGO safety community. No permission is required to use INSO country incident data published on this website for online, print, research, or informational purposes, however, we request that you acknowledge INSO as the source by giving credit as follows:

Source: INSO, www.ngosafety.org

We would also appreciate a notification to info@ngosafety.org with a link to your webpage for our records.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure data is up to date, please note that due to updates in the status of an event over time (i.e. an abduction becomes a fatality), all incident data is subject to change.

By using the data on this website you agree that:

  • INSO, and any of its directors, employees or other representatives, shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of data. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies, to the maximum extent permitted by law, to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property, damage to reputation and claims of third parties.
  • any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the use of data (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales; and
  • the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising in connection with the use of data.

Nothing on this website should be regarded as operational advice. You should always ensure that you have sufficient information to adequately assess the risks and make operational decisions based on a comprehensive assessment of those risks.  


INSO has been alerted that its address and website are being used to validate email scams aiming to obtain money or personal details. 

All recipients of fraudulent emails that claim to be sent by the INSO or its representatives are warned not to access any links within these emails, disclose any personal information or reply to them, as INSO will not take any responsibility for losses arising from using such sites, services or documents.

Scams are directed in all cases at prompting the recipient to provide money transfers and international payments, or identity verification for allowing financial transfers. However, INSO clarifies that it does not have any competence to contact any persons or businesses regarding wire transfer applications and or to require any payments, or guarantees for allowing financial transfers.

INSO recommends that all those in doubt over any suspicious correspondence claiming to be linked to INSO should not hesitate to approach INSO and seek clarification by contacting info@ngosafety.org.