Briefing note | What It Takes: Enabling Access and Quality Aid in Insecure Environments

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Date published
01 Nov 2016
Factsheets and summaries
Conflict, violence & peace, Access and Negotiation, Working in conflict setting
Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria

This study seeks to determine ‘what works’ when trying to enable access and deliver quality humanitarian assistance to people caught up in war zones. It is part of the Secure Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE) research programme, conducted from 2013 to 2016. Based on fieldwork in four of the most dangerous aid settings during this time (Afghanistan, South Central Somalia, South Sudan and Syria), SAVE explored how to deliver effective humanitarian responses amid high levels of insecurity.

This briefing note summarises the main findings of the SAVE research programme on humanitarian access and quality programming.