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Humanitarian NGOs, (In)Security and Identity: Epistemic by Andrea Schneiker

By Andrea Schneiker

more and more humanitarian NGOs function within the context of armed conflicts the place the protection hazards are larger than in contexts of common catastrophe. operating in Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is especially harmful for humanitarians. This existential danger impacts the actual life of relief employees and the implementation of humanitarian courses, and the middle ideals of humanitarians and the underlying rules of humanitarian motion. For NGOs it really is tough to simply accept that they're attacked regardless of their sturdy intentions, occasionally even by means of the very groups they search to aid. For those purposes, humanitarian NGOs need to switch their methods to protection via not just adapting their regulations, tactics and buildings to the altering surroundings, but additionally reviewing the underlying rules in their paintings. This publication contributes to debates via demonstrating how problems with (in)security impact humanitarian NGOs and the humanitarian id, situating the structural alterations in the humanitarian NGO neighborhood within the context of clash relief governance and explains how non-state actors determine their very own governance buildings, self sufficient from state-sponsored suggestions, and contributes to the rising literature at the redefinition of the idea that of epistemic communities.

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