INSO emerged from the complex political conflict of Afghanistan, where NGOs continue to face challenges to safety and access.

Recognising the dangers of poor coordination, we set out to build an institution to support NGO programming in high-risk countries.

Today, INSO has succeeded in making safety coordination a standard feature of humanitarian response.

NSO is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation operating on the humanitarian principles of impartiality, neutrality, independence, and humanity.

We are a signatory to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief (1994).


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