Humanitarian action facing the new challenges by Markus Moke

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  • Human rights,
  • Congresses,
  • Humanitarianism,
  • International cooperation,
  • Humanitarian assistance,
  • Humanitarian law

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StatementMarkus Moke, Andrej Zwitter, Christoph Schewe (eds.).
SeriesBochumer Schriften zur Friedenssicherung und zum humanitären Völkerrecht -- Bd. 61
LC ClassificationsJZ4973.5 .H86 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination146 p. ;
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25279994M
ISBN 103830518072
ISBN 109783830518075
LC Control Number2010546930

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Book Description: HauptbeschreibungDelivering humanitarian aid has become a complex issue in contemporary politics and practice. Still, either as such or in conjunction with other developments, they seem to challenge the law of armed conflicts or: international humanitarian law.

These challenges may very well compromise the very function of that body of law, which is to mitigate as far as possible the calamities of war. Electronic books Conference papers and proceedings Congresses: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Moke, Markus.

Humanitarian Action Facing the New Challenges. Berlin: BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, © Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors Humanitarian action facing the new challenges book Contributors.

In the increasingly complex world of humanitarian assistance, how big a role should international politics play.

This chapter in the edition of 'Great Decisions' investigates. Published annually by the Foreign Policy Association, the Great Decisions briefing book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to.

This chapter provides an overview of the main external and internal challenges facing humanitarian action and the key issues in its agenda. The convergence of global trends such as climate change Author: Cristina Churruca Muguruza. This final chapter highlights challenges faced by states while supporting principled humanitarian action, particularly in conflict zones.

On the basis of this research, additional recommendations for both states and humanitarians are proposed to strengthen the adherence to the humanitarian principles.

We will also consider the main dilemmas and challenges that humanitarian action is facing, without neglecting the direct and indirect impacts of the ‘war on terror’ as well as the future prospects for humanitarian assistance. Humanitarianism: from the ‘old’ to the ‘new’.

– The purpose of this paper is to identify the challenges of humanitarian logisticians with respect to different types of disasters, phases of disaster relief and the type of humanitarian organization.

A conceptual model is constructed that serves as a basis to identify these challenges., – The paper is based on a country as a case, namely Ghana.

humanitarian information management and technology will profoundly affect the form and content of future humanitarian action and response (OCHA,p. 7).3 HIME is not only a prerequisite for all other flows in a humanitarian response, but it is also the principal source of all situational awareness, crisis decision-making and coordination.

Here’s our guide to the major humanitarian issues: Climate Change The UNGA is always a vital forum for the world’s developing countries, particularly those facing down climate change.

The new General Assembly president, Miroslav Lajcak of Slovenia, identified grappling with it a priority for the UN’s 72nd session. Catastrophic flooding in. Pressing humanitarian and legal issues are presented and analyzed in the ICRC report on IHL and the challenges of contemporary armed conflicts.

In the ‘Challenges Report’, the ICRC brings to the fore significant new trends and complexities of contemporary armed conflicts. It presents cutting-edge analysis of the legal challenges they entail. Humanitarian access is the ability of humanitarian aid to reach the most vulnerable and for the most vulnerable to reach humanitarian aid.

1 Today nearly million people need emergency humanitarian assistance, but in recent years, there has been a steep escalation in the deliberate, willful obstruction of access to this aid.

2 Denial of humanitarian access takes many forms, from mundane. IHL and Terrorism Global war on terrorism – another oxymoron.

Applicability of IHL to terrorist acts against civilians and civilian objects. ‘Unlawful combatants’ and their treatment. Additional Protocol I unequivocally prohibits acts of terrorism, such as attacks against civilians or civilian objects.

Acts or threats of violence the primary purpose of which is to. The Challenges Of Aid Work In Conflict Zones He is the director of humanitarian response for Oxfam America and has overseen Oxfam America's emergency responses around the. Introduction. This paper highlights some of the current and future challenges facing the humanitarian community and provides a perspective from the South and Islamic countries.

It starts by outlining some of the contextual factors at the global level that are increasing the scale and complexity of humanitarian needs. The challenges faced by humanitarian action in long term conflicts (Vol.1 & 2. IECAH´s Working Papers 11thand 12th) Francisco Rey Marcos y Laurence Thieux (eds.) Introduction.

Long term conflict situations are at the origin of chronic humanitarian crises presenting particular characteristics; while the causes of conflicts have not been resolved other regional and international dynamics have appeared.

This book includes contributions from academics, practitioners and policy-makers connected with the Network on Humanitarian Action this book highlights some of the most pressing issues and challenges facing humanitarian action and explores potential solutions.

Drawing on theory and practice, and spanning a broad range of subject matter, the. The challenges that face humanitarian action therefore result from: the attempt to institutionalise the concepts and drives of humanitarian action; the fact that much human suffering is often intentionally created as a political act (so attempts to alleviate that suffering are contrary to the political interest); the corruption arising from the mobilisation of considerable resources in poor settings; and the co-opting of the good act.

The chapter discusses the implications of China's approach to humanitarian action with respect to the traditional donor countries in the present and the future. In terms of recent international humanitarian engagement, China's response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa marked the extension of Chinese humanitarian aid to countries facing a.

Francesco Rocca: Our main challenge is to stay relevant, ready to anticipate and detect new vulnerabilities and be ready to adapt accordingly. We are facing many complex emergencies all around the world: the climate crisis, the humanitarian crisis linked to migration and pandemics, as well as the many protracted crises where the sustainability of humanitarian activities is deeply under pressure.

Those attempting to carry out humanitarian relief face many daunting challenges, such as reaching remote locations, coping with a dangerous security situation, and working with limited resources. However, there are opportunities in the short run to save many lives and substantially improve the plight of Afghans by carrying out appropriate and.

And at the same time, on the ground, there are ethical, legal, and operational challenges and dilemmas that require actors continually to choose a course of action with associated necessary tarian challenges and intervention concerns within the international humanitarian system--combined with the domestic context of armed conflicts.

Description. This unique three-day course will explore four key challenges confronting humanitarian action today: forced migration, climate crisis, access to medicines and the cirminalisation of aid.

Through a combination of inspiring lectures and interactive case studies, the course will explore emerging ethical dilemmas and current controversies around these issues. The arti- cle is an adapted and extended version of an address by the author at a humanitarian forum on “Challenges to Humanitarian Security”, held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 31 March The ICRC’s approach to contemporary security challenges: A.

The Challenges of the Humanitarian Response to the Rohingya Crisis. Fletcher Forum. Law and Institutions, Migration and Refugees, Humanitarian Action. by Alice Debarre. At the end ofmore than million people were in need of humanitarian protection and assistance across the world, and a record USD billion will be required to respond to those needs in At this high-level meeting, a number of Action Against Hunger s field and HQ managers put forward their views alongside representatives of the UN, francophone NGOs, academics and politicians in a bid to emphasise the importance of cooperation and joint action in responding to the new and diverse challenges facing them in their humanitarian work.

In this moment of unprecedented humanitarian crises, the representations of global disasters are increasingly common media themes around the world.

The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action explores the interconnections between media, old and new, and the humanitarian challenges that have come to define the twenty-first century.

Contributors, including. The Future Humanitarian Issue and Challenges. 1 The frequency of disasters is growing for the past 30 years, with marked rise in climate related disasters and this trend is expected to remain as the major threat to mankind and nature in next one to two decades.

Globally, o n an average, almost million people are affected by ‘natural’ disasters every year and by this could grow to. This book includes contributions from academics, practitioners and policy-makers connected with the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA), an international association of universities that is committed to interdisciplinary education and research on humanitarian action.

Celebrating the twentieth. Two years ago at the 73 rd United Nations General Assembly, Microsoft President Brad Smith announced AI for Humanitarian Action as part of the Microsoft AI for Good program, a $ million initiative to help unlock the power of data and AI to address some of the biggest challenges facing society today.

The five-year AI for Humanitarian Action. The Politics of Protection: The Limits of Humanitarian Action - Ebook written by Elizabeth G. Ferris. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Politics of Protection: The Limits of Humanitarian Action. The challenges facing TB patients in Syria ReliefWeb Labs projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians.

We advocate for effective and. This policy brief is part of the project “Humanitarian Diplomacy: Assessing Policies, Practices and Impact of New Forms of Humanitarian Action and Foreign Policy” funded by the Research Council of Norway (project number ) led by Antonio De Lauri at the Chr.

Michelsen Institute. Our world is facing ever more intense and protracted humanitarian crises, and as a result the global community is pressed to find new ways to help people and communities in need.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the tools that has potential to help us tackle some of the toughest humanitarian challenges. Then you have the challenges of new technologies and conflict playing out in cyberspace where those challenges need to be regulated.

It has impacts and humanitarian consequences for civilians. The situation in Guinea remains fragile for millions of children due to high rates of poverty and the coronavirus disease (COVID) pandemic. Guinea is also facing the recurrent threat of.

Concluding thoughts. There are unprecedented challenges for humanitarian actors today. We need to build a constituency for humanitarian action, to encourage the involvement of. DANS is an institute of KNAW and NWO. Driven by data.

Go to page top Go back to contents Go back to site navigation. : The Humanitarian Challenge: 20 Years European Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) (): Gibbons, Pat, Heintze, Hans-Joachim: Books. Civilians, and those humanitarian NGOs that would protect them, become the objects of military action.

They and their resources stand not apart from but directly on the battlefield. Becoming part of the battle challenges all of the fundamental precepts of humanitarian action and creates qualitatively new challenges for conflict resolution. The modern international humanitarian system is being tested like never before.

Built on a philosophy that espouses universality and integrity of humanitarian principles, the system now faces crises and conflicts that are changing in nature, an increased humanitarian caseload, and a renewed assertiveness on the part of host states.

Humanitarian actors have proposed an ambitious. To appreciate the challenges, my approach is to look at what a good supply chain practice requires and then how this is being hampered.

Ideal Practices in Supply Chain Management and Humanitarian Aid. The Nepal earthquake was a disaster waiting to happen. The rising death toll is a sad confirmation of my fears when I first heard of the earthquake.

And the full scale of things is not yet known, as there will be considerable under-reporting due to the remoteness of some of the affected communities and the lack of reliable casualty reporting systems.

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