The challenge of humanitarian aid: an overview

Rose, Joanne, O'Keefe, Phil, Jayawickrama, Janaka and O'Brien, Geoff (2013) The challenge of humanitarian aid: an overview. Environmental Hazards, 12 (1). pp. 74-92. ISSN 1747-7891

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17477891.2012.742368

Abstract

This article outlines current issues in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It explores the postulates of humanitarian interventions. The increasing level of aid is mapped against changing patterns of natural disaster and complex emergency. The humanitarian system itself is explored by sectors, and levels of global funding are analysed. Over the last 15 years, there has been a rising demand for accountability by humanitarian actors, this is especially true in chronic, long-term complex emergencies where the criteria of humanitarian assistance delivery are expanded beyond the need for immediate relief. A series of continuing tensions, particularly the dominance of a western-based model of intervention largely delivered to non-western beneficiaries are explored for an unanswered conclusion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: humanitarian aid, complex emergency, vulnerability, resilience, humanitarian funding, accountability
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 11:13
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 12:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11926

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