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WEWORLD-GVC have diﬀerent oﬃces across the WB, East Jerusalem and Gaza strip, accordingly those oﬃces located in diﬀerent areas and for this the security level system is diﬀerent in each area as follow: Each oﬃce area has speciﬁc and diﬀerent SOPs and procedures and the security level subject of change up on regular security assessment.
In particular, Gaza still requires speciﬁc precautions before and during mission and therefore EU Aid Volunteers are not at the moment allowed to enter Gaza. The country doesn’t have any speciﬁc health risks and no endemic and epidemic threats are present. EU Aid Volunteers do not need any vaccination or prophylaxis. All EU Aid Volunteers are covered by an international health insurance which gives access to health facilities both in Palestine than in Israel.
WEWORLD-GVC security system and security plan are based on Security Level System (SLS) according to the geographic location of the offices. The Security Level System describes the general threat-based security environment. The Structured Threat Assessment evaluates ﬁve categories of threat: Armed Conﬂict, Terrorism, Crime, Civil Unrest and Hazards. Each category is evaluated using a point system, and a combination of these separate evaluations automatically determines the Security Level.
• Armed Conﬂict: Organized violence by groups ﬁghting each other.
• Terrorism: Violence by individuals or groups against civilians or other noncombatant targets.
• Crime: Illegal activities undertaken for economic or personal gain. May or may not involve violence.
• Civil Unrest: Organized demonstrations or unauthorized disturbances to public order (e.g., rioting, looting). May or may not be violent.
• Hazards: Natural events or human-caused incidents which can lead to destruction, injury or death.
WEWORLD-GVC have a Security and evacuation plan for the country wide and speciﬁc Standard Operating Procedures for safety and security, as well as movement in the ﬁeld. During the period of political tension, WEWORLD-GVC mitigate through adapting to the situation and impose some movement restriction on staﬀ in some cities in speciﬁc time frame, and implement no go zones and curfew hours during the tense situation.
WEWORLD-GVC Country Director and WEWORLD-GVC Security Advisor guarantee that EU Aid Volunteers are working under appropriate and optimal psychological and physical conditions.
WEWORLD-GVC Palestine follows high standard security policy and risk assessment procedures which cover the staﬀ and all the EU Aid Volunteers involved in the activities implemented in the country. These measures, based on WEWORLD-GVC’s policies, are adapted to the needs of the local Palestinian context and constantly updated and they include travel and health risks.
WEWORLD-GVC Palestine security system includes: mission clearance system for all staﬀ (EU Aid Volunteers included), both for ﬁeld visits and regular daily movement, together with the constant daily monitoring on security situation. These measures include security management and evacuation plan for all the actions, including the EU Aid Volunteers, as well as security training aimed at the local and international staﬀ and EU Aid Volunteers.
As far as it concerns the EU Aid Volunteers in detail, a context-speciﬁc brieﬁng on security and safety procedures is provided within 24 hours from their arrival in Palestine and/or at WEWORLD-GVC oﬃce. This brieﬁng includes the results from the risk assessment, the evacuation and security plan, procedures for evacuation and repatriation, crisis management, contacts with Security Advisor and Security Focal points, all the details of Embassies, police, ﬁre stations and hospitals. The security measures include as well health and safety measures to be adopted by the staﬀ and the EU Aid Volunteers. The EU Aid Volunteers are also informed about local customs and the appropriate behavior in relation to risk and security management, as indicated in WEWORLD-GVC Palestinian’s policies.
WEWORLD-GVC Palestine has a part-time Security Advisor who works in Ramallah and is available 24h/24h, whom is responsible for: the security of WEWORLDGVC staﬀ (local and international, including EU Aid Volunteers); the implementation of all security measures; the update of the security management system and its SOPs. Further, the Security Advisor, under the lead of the Head of Mission, is constantly in contact with UNDSS (UN Department of Safety and Security), AIDA (Association of International Development Agencies) and other security stakeholders. Through a security tree system, WEWORLD-GVC Security Advisor will constantly informs all staﬀ members and EU Aid Volunteers though SMS and whatsapp messages of all security incidents and mitigation measure to be taken (24h/24h).
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