IRRC No. 884

The future of humanitarian action

20 articles

IRRC No. 884 The future of humanitarian action

20 articles

Since the end of the Cold War, humanitarian activity has grown exponentially. Several factors today seem to demonstrate profound changes in this polymorphic sector. These are factors related first to the development of crises and vulnerabilities and the risks that are emerging, second to the environment around humanitarian action and the contemporary challenges to compliance with humanitarian principles, law, and access to victims, and third to new methods and changes in the composition of the sector itself. In this edition, the Review gives the floor to representatives of a number of humanitarian operational organizations and research centres to discuss each of these three aspects of change that we think are critical to the future of humanitarian action.

Table of contents

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Editorial: The future of humanitarian action

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What are the future challenges for humanitarian action? Kristalina Georgieva EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response and Jakob Kellenberger, President of the ICRC

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Megatrends and the future of humanitarian action

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Planning from the future: an emerging agenda

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The future of humanitarian action: an ICRC perspective

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The legal framework of humanitarian access in armed conflict

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What Americans think of international humanitarian law

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Using humanitarian aid to ‘win hearts and minds’: a costly failure?

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The use of force to protect civilians and humanitarian action: the case of Libya and beyond

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Civil–military relations in natural disasters: a case study of the 2010 Pakistan floods

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In folio: ‘Yo lo vi’. Goya witnessing the disasters of war: an appeal to the sentiment of humanity

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Opportunity knocks: why non-Western donors enter humanitarianism and how to make the best of it

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What future role for local organizations? A reflection on the need for humanitarian capacity-building

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Humanitarian organizations involved in protection activities: a story of soul-searching and professionalization

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Fit for purpose: the role of modern professionalism in evolving the humanitarian endeavor

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The emerging concept of humanitarian diplomacy: identification of a community of practice and perspective s toward international recognition

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New information technologies and their impact on the humanitarian sector

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In Memoriam: Antonio Cassese (1937–2011)

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New edition: How does law protect in war? (Winter 2011)

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Books and articles (Winter 2011)