Author profile: Laura Hammond

Politicizing Famine Relief in the Horn of Africa Will Cost Lives

Laura Hammond • Jul 27 2011 • Articles
Humanitarian assistance is supposed to be provided impartially, on the basis of need and without concern for the politics of who is right. Civilians should not be punished for the sake of making political points or achieving a military victory. What is needed now is a singular focus in getting the access and supplies needed to prevent mass starvation. Politics can wait.

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