Humanitarian security management: some observations from the earthquake relief operation in Syria

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


In a recent commentary in Medicine, Conflict, and Survival, Hasenstab & Smith (2023) provided their perspective on the state of and scholarly research on pre-deployment security training (PDST) in humanitarian aid. The humanitarian aid response operations in Syria, that followed the February 6, 2023, earthquakes in south-central Türkiye, which have caused large-scale material damage and extreme human suffering provide an empirical basis to further review the importance of not only PDST but also operational humanitarian security management (HSM) during civil wars.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalMedicine, Conflict and Survival
Early online date14 Nov 2023
Publication statusEarly online - 14 Nov 2023

Cite this