When you’re traveling to remote locations to help vulnerable people, it is important to plan your trip properly. That one item you’ll leave behind, or that one situation you don’t prepare for, is inevitably what you’ll need most in an emergency. That’s why we’re providing you with humanitarian travel tips on how to travel safely in remote areas. Tips on how to safely travel in remote areasNo matter how remote the area you’re traveling to, you know there are certain risks you’ll have to navigate. Whether it is a remote village you visit in Kenya, a crisis-hit community in Venezuela or scaling a peak in Nepal to help people there, it’s important to be prepared for any emergency. Lack of electricity, poor road conditions and extreme weather conditions are just some of the challenges that you might face far away from home.The first step is to make sure Duty of Care of your organization is well taken care of. Your NGO should always be aware of your itinerary, where you are going, and approximately when you will be back.Another thing that is important to know before hand is what kind of telecommunications device is going to work in your destination. Will a cell phone work, or will you need a device like a mobile satellite phone?Do your homework by researching your destination thoroughly and find out what health, safety and security precautions to take for the destination you are traveling to. Also, make sure you understand the (local) laws, culture, and customs of the places you will be staying in.