Around the world, conflict is exacting a massive toll on people’s lives.
Trapped in wars that are not of their making, millions of civilians are forced to hide or run for their lives.
In the earliest days of the establishment of the United Nations, two commissions laid out the parallel principles that would underpin staff recruitment for internationally and locally recruited workers.
For internationally recruited staff, the standard is the Noblemaire principle.
Some organizations provide education stipends for workers' children in locations deemed "accompanied," or safe enough for spouses and children to join the primary breadwinner; education allowances are often tens of thousands of dollars per year per child, buttressing an entire sub-economy of "international schools" filled by the children of development workers as well as children of "local" political elites and entrepreneurs.