Operational since 2016,International NGO Safety Organization, Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

INSO is a non-profit humanitarian organisation providing dedicated safety support services to the NGO community in conflict and violence-affected areas. Our vision is a strong, safe and empowered humanitarian community able to deliver aid to vulnerable individuals in the world’s most challenging contexts with the minimum of risk to their staff, partners and beneficiaries.

Our mission is to work on the ground alongside NGOs to provide them with comprehensive, high quality, real time and relevant information, analysis, alerts and advice on the local safety conditions, along with practical support, training and assistance that improves their situational awareness and supports informed decision making and crisis response.

Organisation Background

The International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British charity that supports the safety of aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.

INSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation has grown from innovative start-up to become a globally recognised charity and a highly valued component in the humanitarian safety coordination system. With operations in 11 countries, INSO has revolutionized the humanitarian safety coordination sector by introducing a robust and high quality field safety platform model that has been deployed in some of the world’s most high-risk settings.

The strong focus on humanitarian principles and exclusive NGO-only membership criteria have meant that INSO is now accepted as a standard component of modern humanitarian response offering independent frontline reporting and coordination services that save lives, strengthen operational practice and enable humanitarian access

Today the organisation provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs in eleven of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for performance, principles & professionalism.

Nigeria Country Office

Since becoming registered in Nigeria, INSO has developed a strong country wide approach, supporting NGOs working on Lake Chad Basin Crisis from all neighbouring countries. A coordination office is opened in Abuja, and an operational office in Maiduguri. The opening of a new sub-office in Cameroon is foreseen in 2017. INSO Nigeria will focus its operations on North Eastern part of Nigeria and in the greater area of Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Niger and Chad).