Politics vs aid: is coherence the answer?

Politics vs aid: is coherence the answer?

Politics vs aid: is coherence the answer?

Humanitarian action has always been highly political. The provision of humanitarian assistance and protection has relied upon engaging with political authorities in conflict-affected countries and has thus influenced the political economy of war. At the same time, the provision of humanitarian assistance has always been influenced by the domestic public policy interests of donor countries. The issue is not whether humanitarian aid is politicised, but how.

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