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Book review: The politics of humanity: the reality of relief aid

Harmer, Chris (2013) Book review: The politics of humanity: the reality of relief aid. LSE Review of Books (24 Apr 2013). Website.

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As UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs from 2007 until 2010, John Holmes visited some of the most troubled areas of the world and was exposed to the harsh realities of humanitarian aid. Frequently he found that the UN’s humanitarian programmes were consistently undermined and mistrusted by both sides in any conflict. Refreshingly free of the obfuscating jargon favoured by many in the humanitarian sector, the essence of The Politics of Humanity is a reaffirmation of humanitarian principles and a warning about the consequences of their betrayal, writes Chris Harmer.

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books
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Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 08:09
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 23:21

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