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The Law and Politics of Responding to Attacks against Aid Workers
Julia Brooks and Rob Grace

, or other crises ( Dandoy and Pérouse de Montclos, 2013 ). It is clear that, regardless of whether humanitarian insecurity has actually statistically increased, security management as a policy issue will continue to play a significant role in the planning and implementation of humanitarian operations. The particular aim of this article is to probe how the humanitarian sector is pushing towards new frontiers in security management and to examine the policy fault lines likely to shape humanitarian organisations’ responses moving forward. This analysis draws

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Editor’s Introduction
Juliano Fiori

limited to operating in countries under Western tutelage, but even those inspired by anti-communism were cautious about structural integration into Western security strategies. At the beginning of the 1990s, NGOs shrugged off their scepticism for the morality of state power, working more closely with Western military forces. Private and government funding for humanitarian operations increased. With the help of news media, humanitarian agencies boosted their political capital, presenting themselves as providers of public moral conscience for the

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The Politics of ‘Proximity’ and Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC
Myfanwy James

staff, who since 2013 have been ‘partnered’ with a Congolese ‘assistant’, a guide relied upon for ‘local’ knowledge. The ‘relational and interpretive’ labour of local aid workers often remains overlooked, or ‘invisible’, in aid implementation ( Peters, 2020 ). But the everyday processes of brokerage and translation ( Lewis and Mosse, 2006 ; Bierschenk et al. , 2000 ) conducted by local staff are central to understanding humanitarian operations in conflict. To make sense of these dynamics, I draw upon the literature on intermediaries and brokers: missionaries

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Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector
Miriam Bradley

. Geneva : International Committee of the Red Cross . ICRC ( 2008 ), ‘ ICRC Protection Policy: Institutional Policy ’, International Review of the Red Cross , 90 : 871 , 751 – 75 . InterAction ( 2006 ), Protection in Practice: A Guidebook for Incorporating Protection into Humanitarian Operations

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Brendan T. Lawson

Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Management (HOSCM). This body of work, generally geared towards the development of practical solutions to humanitarian logistical problems, has increasingly adopted mathematical models over the past two decades. These have been used to understand the uncertainty surrounding several key areas in supply and operations: communication systems, infrastructure requirements, resource management, severity and time of the

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Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings and Lauren Harris

’ (para. 25, emphasis in original). Bibliography Cato Institute ( 2019 , 11 June), ‘ Peering Beyond the DMZ: Understanding North Korea behind the Headlines ’ [video], www.cato.org/events/peering-beyond-the-dmz (accessed 31 October 2019). Cohen , R. ( 2018 ), ‘ Sanctions Hurt but Are Not the Main Impediment to Humanitarian Operations in North Korea ’, Asia Policy , 25 : 3 , 35 – 41 . Darcy , J. , Stobaugh , H. , Walker , P. and Maxwell , D. ( 2013 ), The Use of Evidence in Humanitarian Decision Making: ACAPS Operational Learning

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Marie-Luce Desgrandchamps, Lasse Heerten, Arua Oko Omaka, Kevin O'Sullivan, and Bertrand Taithe

element of that? Marie-Luce: During the conflict, the Nigerian government was very anxious to avoid any UN involvement, and the UN did not take initiatives to mediate or intervene. And I think this is clearly linked with the difficulties faced by the UN during the Congo crisis as nobody wanted them to mingle in another secessionist crisis where postcolonial interests were at stake. Actually, this had strong consequences on the humanitarian operations, as the UN absence let

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Sean Healy and Victoria Russell

Introduction This is the story of a meeting between a humanitarian operation and a conspiracy theory, and what happened next. The operation was a search and rescue mission run on the Mediterranean by many different non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including Médecins Sans Frontières, 1 aiming to save the lives of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers lost at sea. The conspiracy theory 2 was that this operation was the opposite of what it

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