Post Tagged with: "Humanitarian Aid"

Internally displaced persons (IDPs), seen here inside a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) tent, in Beto Timur.

Is Humanitarian Aid Politicized?

Humanitarian aid is a political act. Yet, beyond politics and policies, humanitarian aid struggles to reflect the principles and practices underpinning good governance.

Foreign Aid and Development Outcomes:  Is the U.S. Lagging Behind?

Foreign Aid and Development Outcomes: Is the U.S. Lagging Behind?

Improving safeguards and accountability will allow people to have a voice and a choice in their own development. That is something the US should be proud to champion.

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

Independent volunteers play a key role in humanitarian crises yet there is no such thing as “true independence” when the reality is feelings of frustration and futility.

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Humanitarian organisations must commit to countering the prevalent impunity of perpetrators of sexual abuse and harassment within humanitarian agencies.

Review – Spaces of Aid: How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism

Review – Spaces of Aid: How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism

A stimulating book that draws on methodologies of others fields to strengthen humanitarian studies, Smirl’s inspirational work will have to be continued by others.

Shall Not Perish: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Shall Not Perish: Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Ten years ago, the Indian Ocean Tsunami was triggered by one of the largest-ever earthquakes. But it was not just nature that broke records. So did the disaster response.

War, Peace and a New World Paved with Good Intentions through Sport

War, Peace and a New World Paved with Good Intentions through Sport

Sport as a form of public diplomacy or social intervention has often been overlooked. However, it can help with reconstruction, resolution and reconciliation, playing a vital role in progress.

American Intervention in Failing Countries is Neccessary

American Intervention in Failing Countries is Neccessary

Intervention to stabilize and reconstruct failed, failing, fragile, and even re-orient hostile countries may not be avoidable for the U.S. and also for its E.U. partners. But for intervention to be successful it must be undertaken cautiously, preemptively when possible, and swiftly, with coalitions of willing partners.

Why “Humanitarian Intervention” in Libya is not Humanitarian

Why “Humanitarian Intervention” in Libya is not Humanitarian

Why does my heart sink when I hear the current UN-mandated action in Libya described as “humanitarian intervention”? After all, over the last 20 years the term has acquired currency — not only among Western politicians but also academics — as a description of coercive, usually military, intervention ostensibly for humanitarian purposes.

NO TO THE HUMANITARIAN AID STRATEGY

Some parts of the American military, perhaps a bit underemployed, propose humanitarian aid missions as a central component in America’s national military strategy. Admiral James Stavridis, the new NATO Commander, in his last assignment, Commander US Southern Command, was certainly an advocate of this approach.

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