This e-book explores key issues concerning humanitarian action. The twelve chapters are organized into three parts: part 1 provides a history of the ethical origins of humanitarian action; part 2 examines the humanitarian principles of impartiality, neutrality, and independence; part 3 describes the ethical practices involved in humanitarian action.
'Deep Field' is a UN term for humanitarian operations that take place in extremis - amid the destruction caused by war and natural disaster. This book takes the reader 'deep field' in the footsteps of Tom Bamforth, an aid worker responding to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances to some of the most dangerous and difficult regions of the world.
This book demonstrates how issues of (in-)security affect humanitarian NGOs and the humanitarian identity, situating the structural changes within the humanitarian NGO community in the context of conflict aid governance and explains how non-state actors establish their own governance structures, independent from state-sponsored solutions.
This encyclopedia covers response to disasters around the world, from governments to NGOs, from charities to politics, from refugees to health, and from economics to international relations, covering issues in both historical and contemporary context.