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Humanitarian actors working in disasters and complex emergencies around the world use Project management methodologies to deliver life saving assistence to those that are worse affected by these catastrophic events. However the environments in which humanitarian agencies, the Red Cross and Red Crescent amongst them, work is fast moving, volatile, insecure and with poor, damaged or non existent infrastructure. How then can an organisation, and the project managers within it, manage these factors and the uncertainty they generate. The presentation, using the experience of worlds largests humanitarian organisation the Red Cross and Red Crescent, will show how humanitarian workers use common standards, anchoring and situational awarenesss to inform an inclusive and rolling planning process which delivers aid in highly insecure and volatile environments.