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Helping people is always complicated – in families, welfare and in war

Date Published: 
12/12/2012
Summary: 

Working in war is not easy and never has been. (..) Humanitarian workers know this, and have to manage the powerful forces around them as best they can. To do this, they espouse the principles of impartiality, neutrality and independence. But these principles are frequently overpowered in practice by restrictions on humanitarian agency movements and the manipulation of aid by warring parties. (..) The challenge for this growing international humanitarian network is to diversify successfully and improve the way it delivers aid and protection.