Non-governmental organisations [NGOs] have never been more essential.
One of the greatest challenges for international NGOs is protecting employee wellbeing while they are working in often isolated and unstable situations. We look at statistics that show many employers believe risks associated with travel are increasing. Some businesses are changing employee itineraries as a result of security concerns.
But if your NGO is an aid agency you run in when others run away, changing an itinerary or leaving an area is a very last resort. The dangers NGO employees face come in the form of civil unrest, disease, or natural disaster. As political instability is becoming less and less predictable globally, employers have to be more cautious to protect their frontline employees, including those in the not for profit sector.
NGOs play a vital role in improving society, supporting communities, and defending our planet. But what happens if your international NGO becomes part of the problem? There are many reasons why not for profits become embroiled in difficult situations. Despite the cause it is essential to have a robust crisis communication plan so your NGO can provide the information stakeholders and media need during a difficult time.
There is no doubt NGOs and their employees are facing into turbulent times. Protect the health and wellbeing of your employees with international health insurance specifically tailored to the needs of NGOs so you can continue to support those most in need around the world.