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Travel without fear in times of terror

We want you to travel without fear. Humanitarian workers travel around the world to help those who are most in need. Often, this means people in areas that are affected by strife and conflict. Missions in these areas sometimes result in humanitarian travelers being exposed. Humanitarians are exposed to similar risks as the population that they serve. This is the truth particularly those working in negotiations, peacekeeping, medical support, communications, and other similar roles. In order to protect yourself and mitigate these risks, it is essential to take precautions when traveling. But you are not on your own. Your organization also has a duty of care to protect you while on a mission. And we want to help you as well.

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Travel Safety for Humanitarians

International law clearly states that it is illegal to threaten the lives of humanitarian workers in conflict zones. The Geneva Conventions protect humanitarians as well as medical and religious personnel. However, not everyone abides by the law, and statistics show that humanitarian workers sometimes lose their lives in the line of duty. This can happen for a variety of reasons. When humanitarian travelers find themselves in the midst of a conflict zone while helping the victims, sometimes security can also rapidly disintegrate during or after the time the disaster strikes.

All that said, dire outcomes do not often happen as long as humanitarian travelers take precautions for their travel safety. Many organizations rely on safety tips following security briefings and building caring relationships with the parties on the ground. In some organizations, duty of care and protection mechanisms are built into the institutional structure. For example, the United Nations and the Red Cross have emblems and statutes that are internationally recognized and protected.

Duty of Care

We Keep You Safe with Duty of Care

As an organization that works with and understands humanitarian travelers, we also have a strong sense of duty of care. Raptim’s duty of care solutions work to ensure travel safety for every humanitarian who chooses to travel with us. We have designed programs that facilitate communication and reporting between travelers and their organization such as automated reporting services for travel, GPS-enabled location services, and alert notifications. We also make sure that you stay in the know while traveling. For this, we send pre-departure travel alerts, keep you up to date with the latest developments during you travel, and will send you any relevant information upon your return. For us, duty of care is not just a service but one of our core values provided to protect those who travel with us.

Let Us Help You to Travel Where It is Needed Most

We believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is needed most. As a global humanitarian travel organizationwe devote ourselves to serving those who serve the world. Our experienced staff can be reached at any given time. Please use our quick address locator to contact your nearest Raptim office should you have any questions. You can also follow our blog for more stories and travel information.