6.1 Insurance for national staff

It is the responsibility of the CO to establish appropriate insurances for locally hired national staff. All national staff, regardless of the duration of contract, must be eligible for medical benefits. Insurance schemes for national staff should be reviewed and adjusted as necessary with relevance to the emergency context. For example, national staff may be required to work in another part of the country outside their regular place of work, and may be required to work in an environment that has greater hazards and safety risks. If the emergency is related to an armed conflict, war risk coverage may be needed. The CO should consult with the Lead Member as early as possible. (See also sections 4.4 and 4.5).