Keyword Archives: humanitarian action
The population of Southern Sudan was caught in a civil war from 1983 to 2005. During the war, several major famines led to a massive food aid intervention by the World Food Programme – intervention that continues to the present. Much of this food was delivered to vulnerable people by air drops, with the actual targeting of assistance on the ground left to local leaders and traditional authorities. The main objective of targeting was to minimize exclusion.
Youth have been both the primary victims and the primary actors in the twenty-two year war between the Government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army. It was not clear, however, exactly who is suffering, how much, and in what ways. For instance, researchers knew little about the experience of youth: what is the magnitude, incidence, and nature of the violence, trauma, and suffering of youth in northern Uganda? An understanding of the effects of war on women and girls was particularly lacking, whether they were abducted or affected by the violence in other ways.
Humanitarian Agenda 2015: The State of the Humanitarian Enterprise describes the challenges faced by humanitarian actors striving to maintain fidelity to their ideals in a globalized world.
By Antonio Donini. In N. Gunewardana and M. Shuller, Capitalizing on Catastrophe: Neoliberal Strategies in Disaster Reduction, AltaMira Press, Plymouth: UK, 2008.
Competing livelihoods in the absence of good local governance has led to localized and ultimately devastating conflict over natural resources in Darfur. The lack of comprehensive livelihoods analysis in international peace processes and humanitarian assistance risks entrenching the Darfur conflict even further.
Brief comments to the Global Humanitarian Platform Meeting in Geneva.
Is there enough money, is it going to the right people in the right places in the most efficient way?
A presentation by Peter Walker.
Text of a presentation given to the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Keynote address for the International Workshop on the Integrated Food Security and Humanitarian Phase Classification.