The History of NGO Safety Platforms

As has happened with all previous forms of humanitarian self-organisation - from Do No Harm to HAP to SPHERE – the NGO field safety coordination sector has moved out of its informal, experimental period and is today undergoing a period of rapid international organisation led by INSO. 

Previously isolated initiatives have been connected via INSO in to a globally co-ordinated mechanism to form a valuable and necessary aspect of modern humanitarian response. 

Today, there are a total of 13 NGO safety platforms in the world with eleven (11) operated by INSO and two (2) embedded in broader NGO co-ordination forums in Pakistan and South Sudan.