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Humanitarian Travel Advice from Experienced Travelers

Thanks to the internet, accessing humanitarian information is easier than ever. Just a click and you are right there. Besides your personalized travel advice, which our experienced staff provides, we also recommend taking a look at some digital sources. For instance, in Twitter accounts and blogs where a lot of interesting info and travel advice are shared.

Multiple sources for humanitarian travel advice

We gained a tremendous amount of humanitarian travel experience throughout the past decades. We’re committed to using this experience to help our clients. We love sharing our experience with everyone, so never hesitate to call us should you desire any humanitarian travel information.

In addition to the information we supply, there are thousands of other sources available for humanitarians. Much more than we could ever process. Below is an extensive list of interesting websites, blogs and Twitter accounts we highly recommend you follow when working as a humanitarian aid worker. Following and reading them gives you real-time insights from experienced field workers, journalists and humanitarians. They often have gained knowledge and valuable advice in the course of their endeavors and share insights generously.

Brendan McDonald

UN aid worker Brendan McDonald is an excellent source for humanitarian news. He shares anything and everything you need to know about the humanitarian world, ranging from the refugee crisis to natural disaster updates.

UNHCR Innovation

UNHCR’s Innovation Unit collaborates with UNHCR Divisions, refugees, academia, and the private sector to creatively address complex refugee challenges. Their Twitter account is a great source for refugee-focused news updates.

Jennifer Lentner

The voice behind the How Matters Twitter account has worked with over 300 grassroots organizations over the past decade in different countries including Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia.

World Humanitarian Summit

The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit took place on 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Their Twitter account is up and running the entire year. It provides us with up-to-date humanitarian information.

Aid Source

AidSource is a humanitarian social network, where you can join a global community of aid and development practitioners to discuss, share and learn.

NGO Storytelling

This is a very inspiring and informing source of humanitarian storytellers. By following this account, you obtain a unique insight into the world of humanitarian aid workers.

Rethink Aid

This alternative voice for global health collects stories & research about health aid from health care workers around the world.

Aid Work Help Desk

An account by and for humanitarian aid workers. Here you can ask questions about your program and operational/technical challenges. Got a question? Just ask them!


Providing an overview of human rights and social justice news from around the world, as seen through social media.

The Guardian Global Development Professionals

A Twitter community for those working in the #globaldev & humanitarian sectors. With 40k followers, they offer a gigantic amount of information for humanitarians.

The Guardian – Humanitarian Response
This journalism behemoth offers a wide variety of high-quality news concerning humanitarians. It probably is the greatest source of information about recent humanitarian developments. It’s also stuffed with articles that offer specific travel advice for aid workers.

United Nations – Global Pulse
Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data. Its vision is a future in which big data are harnessed safely and responsibly as a public good. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of big data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. Follow their efforts on this blog.

IRIN delivers unique, authoritative and independent reporting from the front lines of crises to inspire and produce a more effective humanitarian response.

Center for Global Development
CGDEV works to change the policies and practices of rich countries and powerful institutions to reduce global poverty and inequality. They are a policy crucible, where world-class scholars use independent, rigorous research to develop new knowledge and practical solutions. Through creative communications and outreach, they engage with policymakers, practitioners, thought leaders, media, and engaged citizens to turn ideas into action.

DEVEX connects and informs 700,000+ global development professionals through news, business intelligence, and funding & career opportunities.

SciDev.Net is one of the world’s most leading sources of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis of information about science and technology for global development.

Their mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.

A source that provides reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians. With this, they can make informed decisions and plan effective assistance. Their editorial insight, combined with access to the latest technology, allows them to provide innovative, reliable and informative products and services on a continuous, global basis.

The World Bank
A vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. This is not a bank in the ordinary sense, but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

UN Dispatch
A website providing commentary and coverage on the UN and UN-related issues. The UN Dispatch’s intended purpose is to offer a thoughtful perspective on the UN and UN-related issues, provide factual information about the UN's work and fact-check claims and coverage about the UN provided by pundits, journalists, bloggers and others.