Effective Tracking of Hostility Against Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Rescue Time-Mortality Modelling and Rated Security Approach

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Volume-11 Issue-2
Year of Publication : 2024
Authors : Owu Festus Uwagbaoje, Ernest Mbamalu Ezeh
DOI : 10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V11I2P103

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Owu Festus Uwagbaoje, Ernest Mbamalu Ezeh, "Effective Tracking of Hostility Against Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Rescue Time-Mortality Modelling and Rated Security Approach," International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 9-17, 2024. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V11I2P103

The safety and security of humanitarian aid workers are critical in ensuring the delivery of effective humanitarian assistance to populations affected by emergencies worldwide. Hostility towards aid workers has increased in recent years, resulting in a decline in aid delivery efficiency and the withdrawal of aid workers from conflict zones. Effective tracking and analysis of hostility incidents against aid workers are essential in mitigating risks and ensuring their safety. This paper aims to formulate a humanitarian aid worker mortality rate function that integrates a rescue time-mortality relationship and rated security measures around the aid worker into its main frame. The model allows for a measure of the hospitality of the relief or humanitarian-seeking community, as well as providing for relocation factor for the aid workers in terms of poor personnel safety. Aid worker attacks and fatalities in South Sudan are ranked as the most hostile country against aid workers in that year was used in the validation process of the developed model. It was found that within the ambience of the flexible assumptions made in the model development, the model, to a great extent, predicted a hostility value of above one (1), which is the upper limit of tolerable hostility factor and a relocation ratio that signals evacuation.

Aid workers, Humanitarian aid worker, Humanitarian assistance, Model, Rescue time-mortality.

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