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Aid worker emotions can obstruct meaningful local humanitarianism

Hor, Amoz JY (2022) Aid worker emotions can obstruct meaningful local humanitarianism. Africa at LSE (13 Jun 2022). Blog Entry.

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Humanitarianism continually struggles to treat the voices of the communities it serves seriously, leading to counterproductive outcomes. At the same time, aid workers report a great deal of emotional stress in their work. Amoz Hor suggests that these are not two separate affairs. Survivor’s guilt in aid work makes meaningful local participation in humanitarianism harder and aid workers more defensive in the face of criticism.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 14:00
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 14:00

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