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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
    • Subjects:
    • War relief -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.,
    • Disaster relief -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.,
    • Food relief -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.,
    • International police -- Congresses.,
    • Armed forces -- Civic action -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by Thomas G. Weiss.
      ContributionsWeiss, Thomas George.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV639 .H86 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 136 p. :
      Number of Pages136
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1872701M
      ISBN 100312047355
      LC Control Number90032365

        Solutions That Are Saving Lives in Humanitarian Response. Emerging innovations in humanitarian aid can help us mitigate these growing problems. We have been researching the top solutions that are saving lives in over countries and hundreds more have been submitted by you on our recent online survey. John Kabia examines the Organisation of African Unity's capacity in protecting civilians at risk in civil conflicts and fostering the processes of peacemaking and post-war peacebuilding aimed at preventing a relapse into conflict. By using the case of ECOWAS, he studies the challenges posed by complex political emergencies to humanitarian intervention.

      Coordination between civilian humanitarian actors and the military has been one of the greatest challenges in the past. UN Under-Secretay General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator John Holmes said: “Coordination between civilian and military actors is essential during an emergency response. Will Lynch, a senior adviser for the major US humanitarian group Catholic Relief Services (CRS), told Africa Renewal that world food aid represents just per cent of the value of the global.

      States are increasingly contributing military assets in humanitarian emergencies. As a result, the humanitarian community has paid growing attention to civil military relations, culminating in a series of guidelines and research activity and more frequent interaction on the ground. Most of this work has focused on complex emergencies. The subject is undoubtedly more contentious .   Yet, as David Rieff, who has covered several wars and humanitarian emergencies, remarks in his book A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis, the "murderous twentieth century remained just as murderous". In fact, the twenty-first century remains no stranger to humanitarian emergencies: from man-made and natural disasters to .


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Humanitarian Emergencies and Military Help in Africa by Thomas G. Weiss (Editor) ISBN Format: Hardcover. This study looks for avenues of collaboration between peacekeepers and humanitarian relief workers. It examines the experiences of past peacekeepers in Africa, such as the UN operation in the Congo, and illustrates the problems of relief workers in areas of insecurity such as Ethiopia.

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The volume examines the experience of past peacekeepers in Africa (the UN operation in the Congo, the OAU in Chad and the Commonwealth Monitoring Force in Zimbabwe), while case-studies on humanitarian efforts in the Sudan, Ethiopia and Mozambique illustrate the problems of modern relief workers in areas of insecurity.

Humanitarian emergencies at first glance seem to pose demands that exclude the military. In fact some emergencies result from military actions or are exacerbated by them. Yet closer examination suggests that armed forces may prove useful in the contemporary world in assisting with humanitarian emergencies that require transnational by: 5.

the highly acclaimed humanitarian assistance to Africa has some negative externalities. Neverthe-less, the importance of maintaining the integrity of such endeavors led everyone to engage in an open dialogue. Symposium organizers confined the dis-cussion to Africa both because Africa has featured so prominently in recent humanitarian assistanceCited by: NGOs and Humanitarian Assistance Chapter.

This book explores the cutting-edge concerns that will affect how assistance is offered in the future. Humanitarian Emergencies and Military Help.

Humanitarian Emergencies. IOM’s activities relating to emergency and post-emergency operations assistance focus on four phases of emergency intervention: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Programme activities cover emergency relief, return, reintegration, capacity-building and protection of the rights of affected populations. emergency situations. It will help field personnel, who often work in very difficult circumstances, ensure that our assistance is delivered in the most appropriate, secure and effective way to victims of natural disasters, con-flict and other crises around the world.

The WFP Emergency Field Operations Pocketbook brings together and. Insecurity and its effect upon the provision of humanitarian assistance 3. The role of foreign military contingents: an overview 4. The provision of security and physical protection by military contingents 5.

The provision of relief assistance and support to relief agencies by military contingents 6. Australia also provides annual core funding to trusted international humanitarian partners. This funding allows our partners to prioritise the most urgent humanitarian needs globally.

For example, $21 million of Australia's core funding to the World Food Programme was allocated to 13 countries in Africa. President Obama announced last week an expanded U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The lion’s share of personnel assisting in the response comes from the U.S.

military – an. Inone in every 22 people living with HIV was affected by humanitarian emergencies (a total of million people). The vast majority of these people ( million/81%) were in sub-Saharan Africa Humanitarian emergencies and prolonged crises make accessing HIV treatment more difficult.

need. However, if the role of the military in humanitarian emergencies continues to expand as it has during the first years of the decade, then both the military and humanitarian organisations will have to learn to work together.

Otherwise, competition and tension between the two groups will continue to increase to the detriment of the people File Size: KB. A Guide to NGOs for the Military 7 Introduction.

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For example, a report from the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University found that in Kenya, humanitarian projects by the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, a multi-branch military operation in East Africa, provided “an entry point” to “facilitate a military intervention, should the need arise.”.

The – Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was of unprecedented magnitude with a total of 28, suspected, probable, and confirmed cases reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The international humanitarian community utilized its expertise in rapid response and scale up in emergency situations to manage a threat different from the more common humanitarian Author: Linda M.

Mobula, Jolene H. Nakao, Jolene H. Nakao, Sonia Walia, Justin Pendarvis, Peter Morris, Davi. Based on compelling, up-to-date case studies of the post-Cold War experience in Central America, northern Iraq, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, and the African Great Lakes, the authors Thomas G.

Weiss and Cindy Collins make recommendations for a more effective international humanitarian system. million people are in need of humanitarian assistance million people suffer from critical food shortages, of whomface severe food shortages.refugees from the Central African Republic, Sudan, and Nigeriainternally displaced and more t Chadian returnees from CAR (UNHCR).

EU humanitarian funding: € million in Humanitarian aid is material and logistic assistance to people who need the help. It is usually short-term help until the long-term help by government and other institutions replaces it. Among the people in need are the homeless, refugees, and victims of .Having read many books about humanitarian aid work in Africa and around the world, this book was frankly a disappointment.

The thread throughout the book became the author's account of his personal victimization under the guise of humanitarian work/5(4).