Battambang Security Co-ordination Manual
City Security Co-ordination
Response Phase Plan
Phase Plan describes the steps to be taken in the event of insecurity in
Battambang city. It is for the gradual evacuation of the relief /
development community from Battambang city in the event of a serious
security threat. It also describes the steps to be followed for less
serious security threats.
increased level of insecurity should match a well prepared plan of action.
This plan of action calls for a gradual reduction of international staff
members according to the phase declared with a tendency to air on the side
the event that the situation deteriorates too rapidly to implement
progressive phase levels and phase 3 / 4 are identified in the indicator
column; the ASC team may exercise the right to declare phase 3 or 4
without prior warning.
addition to these guidelines, a simplified version of the Phase Plan can
be found in the appendices, this version is for general distribution.
Depending on the situation, the ASC team may elect to declare phase 3, 4
or 5 and defer relocation / evacuation of international staff members
until the situation permits. In the event relocation is not advisable
because of the seriousness of the situation, the ASC will declare phase 3,
4 or 5. Situation 3 is used to freeze movement. When the situation allows
congregation or movement, Situation 2 will be declared.
Note: Phase 6 represents a plan only. It is the responsibility of the ASC
and the security coordinators group to relocate all staff members on phase
3 and 5. Ideally, no international staff member should remain in BTB after
phase 5 . Phase 6 is a response to a worst case scenario when the
situation deteriorates too quickly to make other arrangements including
phase 5. Hopefully, phase 2 and 3 would have been possible and had greatly
reduced international staff numbers with a limited number of expatriates
remaining in BTB on phase 5. No guarantees have been given that this kind
of support will be available. Any UN/INGO nonessential international staff
member refusing to evacuate on phase 2 and 3 and remaining on phase 4/5
will be essentially be responsible for themselves.
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