Humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence provide the foundation for humanitarian action. T he se principles are coming under increasing pressur e due to an increase in attacks of viol ence against aid workers and kidnapping incidents. Most of the se kidnappings take place in highly insecure environments, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Republic of Sudan, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic. This paper dr aws on the 2011 UN OCHA repo rt “To Stay and Deliver” by outlining remaining risks, vulnerabilities an d mitigation measures in order “to deliver and stay secure” . For aid workers and their organizations to be able to deliver assistance, it is imperative to have an adequate level of se curity. Organizations need to strike the right balance between the provision of assistance in line with the humanitarian principles and the du ty of care towards their staff.