Risk Management Toolkit

NRC|Published 15. Dec 2015
This toolkit is intended to contribute to an increased understanding of the connection between counterterrorism measures and humanitarian action and highlight steps that humanitarian organisations can take and are taking to address some of the main challenges and risks associated with these measures.

An updated version of the toolkit was published in 2020 and can be found here.


The starting point is that principled humanitarian actors should seek to place their risk management procedures in relation to counterterrorism measures within the framework of the humanitarian principles and not vice-versa.

This risk management toolkit in relation to counterterrorism measures benefits from the contributions of staff across many non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UN agencies, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and donor governments in headquarters and the field, who participated in interviews during the research phase of this document.