Operating in a conflict zone
Charities engaged in humanitarian relief in insecure conflict zones face diverse challenges and often need to devise non-conventional measures to manage their risks.
John Ferguson is a trustee of Damask Rose Trust, a UK charity that supports welfare and development projects in Syria and promotes appreciation of Syria’s cultural heritage among British audiences.
In this article John highlights some of the key risks and considerations when carrying out charitable activities in a conflict zone. While it is framed around the prevailing situation in Syria, the points raised may be relevant to other charities and not-for-profit organisations operating in similar conditions.