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Humanitarian Action and Coordination

Jeff Crisp

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199560103.003.0027

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Humanitarian Action and Coordination

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This article presents an analysis of the history of UN humanitarian action in both natural and human-made disasters. It discusses a network of institutions that struggle to respond to ‘complex humanitarian emergencies’. It identifies the tensions over jurisdiction and turf, and then examines UN institutions and their NGP partners that go to the scene of modern humanitarian emergencies.

Keywords: humanitarian action; disasters; complex humanitarian emergencies; tensions; humanitarian emergencies

Article.  7849 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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