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Humanitarian agencies are experiencing unprecedented threats and dilemmas in their work.
The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq in particular have led some to identify a new ‘politicisation’ of aid.
Aid workers in both places have died in unprecedented numbers; coalition armies have used humanitarian assistance as both a tactic to win hearts and minds, and as a reward for intelligence gathering and cooperation.
The use of the word political is wide of the mark, however.
Humanitarian agencies are themselves political; humanitarianism has never been as political as in the last decade with its radical calls for military intervention to prevent and contain conflict.
Ending sexual violence during and after conflict: Sharing lessons from the Great Lakes Advocacy InitiativeDecember 2004
As the world gathers at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, a four-year CARE project addressing gender-based violence in East Africa has shown just what kind of real policy changes can be achieved using joined up advocacy and strong evidence.Read more...