Safer Access for all National Societies

Increasing acceptance, security and access to people and communities in need

National Red Cross and Red Crescent Produced in cooperation
with National Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies

I. Context and risk assessment

National Societies have a clear understanding of the interlinked political, social, cultural and economic aspects of the evolving operational environment and the inherent risks, which forms the basis for preventing and managing those risks.

II. Legal & Policy Base

National Societies have sound legal and statutory instruments and develop policies that provide a basis from which to carry out their humanitarian mandate and roles in conformity with Movement policies,

III. Acceptance of the organization

National Societies have attained a high degree of acceptance among key

IV. Acceptance of the individual

Staff and volunteers have attained a high degree of acceptance among key

V. Identification

National Societies take all necessary steps to protect and promote the organization’s visual identity and that of its staff and volunteers.

VI. Internal Communication and Coordination

National Societies implement well-developed internal communication and coordination strategies and mechanisms, which enhance coordination with other Movement components.

VII. External Communication and Coordination

National Societies implement well-developed external communication and coordination strategies and mechanisms, which enhance coordination with external actors.

VIII. Operational security risk management

National Societies assume responsibility and accountability for the safety and