Reporting: International Ethics Violations & Security Incidents

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Please do not use this Global Hub email address to report events that immediately threaten life or property. The Global Hub email address is a shared inbox and should not be used in the place of confidential reporting tools for international ethics violations or safety and security incidents.

If you require immediate emergency assistance, please contact the local authorities first.

If you are having an international medical emergencycontact International SOS.

For non-medical emergencies, contact the International Safety & Security Incident Hotline (more information below).

What should I report?

International Ethics Violations

All members of the UMB community, including third parties like vendors and consultants, have a responsibility to report signs of misconduct and report any known or reasonably suspected wrongdoing, ethics concerns, and possible violations of MGIC, UMB, or USM policy. This includes:

  • Concerns about fraud, waste, abuse, harassment, and illegal behavior
  • Known or suspected misconduct by personnel and those who interact with personnel, including but not limited to partners’ staff, Ministry representatives, vendors, program and research participants, and clients

International Safety & Security Incidents

All members of the UMB community are encouraged to be vigilant for security risks and deficiencies and to report any possible or known threats – even ones that are dealt with easily and quickly.

This includes anything related to safety and security - anything! Examples include:

  • Rumors of civil unrest
  • Threats against foreigners
  • Harassment of healthcare workers
  • Personnel not complying with seatbelt usage requirements

Go ahead and submit a report, even if you're thinking it's not a big deal. We want to know.

How to Report

International Ethics Violations

  • International ethics incident (non-MGIC): Report through the UMB Hotline (can be anonymous)
  • MGIC ethics incident: Report through the MGIC Ethics Hotline (can be anonymous)

International Safety & Security Incidents

Report through the International Safety & Security Incident Hotline.