Exploring an Evidence-Based Analysis of SEA Risk

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Women and children face an ongoing risk of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by aid workers in countries with active humanitarian operations. In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated factors contributing to SEA. In a context where humanitarian funds are limited, it's critical for the international community to be able to effectively identify, prevent, reduce and address incidents of SEA.

The SEA-RO Risk Overview is a Composite Index that brings together indicators on a range of different factors that can influence the risk of SEA. Understanding risk can help IASC members and donors make the most strategic use of  limited humanitarian resources by prioritizing issues and countries of concern.

Aims and Objectives

The SEA Risk Overview will identify countries that have ongoing humanitarian response operations that have a heightened risk of SEA, as well as some of the key factors that drive that risk.

The SEA Risk Overview will categorize humanitarian response operations according to their level of risk, enable comparisons of risk between operations, and monitor how those risks change over time.

Chart/table of the Risk of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, divided in four dimensions, 8 categories and 16 components