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Study on Security and Humanitarian Aid in Haiti
Arnaud Dandoy, Caroline Broudic, June 2013


By dealing with security issues in terms of zones, this study aims to show that international organisations’ security policies do not tackle the problem head on. Economic and social questions, in particular, are not taken into account in debates about security. An important point is NGOs’ practices in terms of hiring and firing. Job insecurity is such among national employees that there is sometimes serious tension and risk of conflict during periods of restructuring, made worse by the sometimes very unequal living conditions of expatriate staff. Yet, the question of the job market and the risks related to it are often considered to be anecdotal, there of negligible importance. In the same way, financial risks can also stop local staff from expressing their opinion freely about issues to do with physical security. This issue is particularly relevant for chauffeurs and security guards as they are probably the most affected by it.

This study is carrying out by Arnaud Dandoy (criminologist) and the report will be released at the second half of 2013.