Raptim Humanitarian Travel, with the support from our partners, Emirates, Clements Worldwide and the Western Union, organized an NGO Advisory Board in Washington DC to discuss a range of relevant subjects in the humanitarian world.NGO’s on the forefrontNon-governmental organization (NGO’s) named five major risk concerns in the world today. Cyber liability is most pressing, according to the latest annual Risk Index. Second on the list is terrorism, followed by business interruption. Finally, NGO’s see personnel medical needs and property damage as other worrying concerns.There is plenty of political unrest in the world and it is affecting humanitarian aid workers. A survey showed that 22 percent of humanitarians have faced political violence. Most of the violence occurs in Africa and Europe. The nature of this conflict being very unpredictable possesses even a greater risk. This can be attributed to risk reports not being delivered in real time to relevant parties. In the interest of getting a better picture of the risk areas, monitoring of the social media is duly encouraged. This is because, in today’s world, it has proven to be a great tool for gathering information in real time. Additionally, aid workers are encouraged to build relationships with embassies in countries they’re working in.NGO communities get hit more than any government agency in conflict areas. Officials from national governments or members of the United Nations have conversations, but they are not the ones out on the field. Officials count on NGO’s to go out and provide information. That is why it is crucial for people who take the greatest risks, to be the most protected in these volatile areas for example by having dedicated security personnel on the ground with them at all times.