WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA) announced today it received a $10,000 donation from Save the Children, one of the largest and best-known nongovernmental organizations, which focuses on health, nutrition, education and economic opportunities for children in need around the world. Dominic Crowley, Chair of INSSA's Board of Directors, said, "We are very proud that a leading member of the international NGO community such as Save the Children has acknowledged in such a substantial way the important role INSSA is playing in serving the safety and security needs of NGO staff working in dangerous operating environments worldwide. These funds are an important contribution to allow us to fulfill our mission to enhance the professional development, and improve the safety and security capacities, of those working in the humanitarian aid and development sectors."
Regarding its donation Rafael Khusnutdinov, Director of Global Safety and Security for Save the Children said, "The safety and security of our global programs and staff is critical to achieving Save the Children's mission of serving children in need. INSSA is an important information-sharing network and a valuable partner in the professional development of our personnel around the world."
"INSSA is still in its early stages, but today with over 511 members and growing exponentially, we can all feel confident that INSSA is addressing an important and pressing need," Crowley continued. "We are delighted to have this recognition and support from Save the Children."
The International NGO Safety & Security Association (INSSA) is a non-profit global membership association of individuals and organizations committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of safety and security for humanitarian relief and development assistance workers operating in complex and dangerous environments around the world.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. The organization works to create immediate and lasting change in children's lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, Save the Children mobilizes rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.
SOURCE The International NGO Safety and Security Association