Emma MacLennan, Director of EASST and Deputy Chair of FIRE AID, features in the December 2015 edition of the Crisis Response Journal. Emma focuses on the global, but often unrecgonised, burden of road deaths and the role that EASST and FIRE AID play in reducing that burden. She writes that:

Aid workers engaged in humanitarian work often find themselves in extreme environments – facing risks from natural disasters, terrorist attacks and crime. But the greatest risk they face is often unrecognised: road deaths. According to Paul Jansen, Executive Director of Fleet Forum, “Road traffic accidents are the number one killer of aid workers.”

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