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Humanitarian Travel Resources

At Raptim, we dedicate all of our efforts to making humanitarian travel better. We strongly care about our customers. We understand how important your work is. Travel shouldn’t get in the way of implementation. Instead, it should facilitate it. That’s why we have put together this list of humanitarian travel resources. Use them to make your travel safer, healthier, and more convenient!

Safety and Security

The first and foremost concern at Raptim is for your safety and security. Here are some sites and resources that can help you stay safe during your mission.

  • BBC High Risk Guide: This guide provides information and guidance on deployments to high-risk. You will find the latest information, updates, and resources for destinations that pose security risks. Plus, you can download the BBC safety app.
  • Staying Alive: Safety and Security Guidelines for Humanitarian Volunteers in Conflict Areas. The ICRC publishes the Staying Alive guide. Humanitarian organizations widely recognize this as one of the most comprehensive training materials on the subject.
  • Travel Warnings and Alerts: We have also put together a list of travel warning and alert resources. By consulting them, you can always be up-to-date on what’s happening in high-risk areas before and during your deployment.

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Situation Monitoring and Information

To have a successful mission, you need information. This applies to both implementing the right actions during your deployment and staying safe. These resources are a great start.

  • Relief Web: This site provides detailed information on the current conflicts and disasters around the world. You can access maps, latest reports. You can also read about activities by other organizations, updates, and even discover training opportunities.
  • UNOSAT: The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) manages UNOSAT. This resource provides satellite imaging of the latest disaster andd conflict-affected. Humanitarians can use it as a decision-making and planning resource.
  • Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS): Similar to UNOSAT, this site provides a live map of humanitarian crises and interventions. It’s great for both planning and cooperation projects.
  • Open Briefing: Looking for further resources? Open Briefing provides a comprehensive resource guide where you can find links and sites to guide you. There are resources for field safety and security, digital security, well being and resilience, intelligence and research.

Health

Without health, you cannot have a successful mission. If you are under the weather or worse, you won’t be able to implement productive and sustainable actions. To stay healthy during your international humanitarian mission, use the following resources.

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): This official CDC website provides a wide variety of resources for humanitarian travelers. These include general tips on how to stay healthy and advice on eating and drinking and vaccinations. There are resources for different types of travelers. Plus, you can find the latest alerts and updates.
  • Passport Health USA: Another useful site for general travel health tips is Passport Health USA. They provide advice by destination and information on vaccinations and travel medicine.
  • Immunization Resources: Immunization is key for international travel. That’s why we have put together a list of immunization resources for your reference. Also remember to always seek advice from a healthcare professional regarding vaccinations.

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