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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.

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.

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