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Thursday, August 20, 2015

How Can Organizations Protect Employees in High-Risk Countries?

Protecting staff is a top concern for any organization, but none more so than aid agencies. Are there technologies available that can help protect aid workers around the world?  

The fact is that the number of kidnappings among aid workers and staff is on the rise. According to the New York Times, “in 2013, the most recent year with complete data, 460 aid workers were victims of attacks: 155 were killed, 171 seriously wounded and 134 kidnapped. That was a 66 percent increase in the number of victims from 2012.”

GPS technology can potentially be used to document employees' whereabouts in case of political unrest, natural disaster, or a kidnapping attempt.  Learn more and read: How can Organizations Protect Employees in High-Risk Countries?

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