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Rod Slip

Rod Slip

Rod Slip worked on and off with Oxfam since 2000 as a Programme Coordinator, jumping full time to security in Sri Lanka in 2005 and as roving security advisor between 2010 and 2012 and again from 2014. Two years in between running the NGO Safety Office in Gaza and otherwise extensive travel over Africa, Asia, Middle East, Balkans, Caucasus and the Pacific. Rod is now based in Oxfam GB HQ.

Rod Slip speaking to a displaced affected community in Somaliland. Credit: Logs guy and Security Focal Point, Saeed Hashi

In the line of fire: a humanitarian security officer’s life

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Humanitarian security officers face some of the toughest job environments. For World Humanitarian Day  Rod Slip shares some stories from risky and dangerous situations.  In the course of my humanitarian career, with Oxfam a lot of the time, I have had the dubious honour of being shot at, shelled, been under rocket barrage and air-raids and found myself in the …