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01 Apr 2001 description
This report examines the context, factors and motivations of the current form of politicisation of humanitarian action. In particular, it concentrates on how humanitarian action appears to be increasingly tied to new political objectives, and to the overall political response of donor countries to complex emergencies. It contains the following main chapters:

- Context of the current form of politicisation of humanitarian action
- The coherence agenda
- 'Humanitarian intervention' and civil-military cooperation
- Humanitarian principles
28 Feb 2001 description

This report offers a comparative overview of recent aid agency attempts to strengthen the management of safety and security.

Outlining key managerial issues, it also examines the arguments for and against certain practices and concludes with the provision of tools and arguments for managers to review rapidly where their organisation is, in order to orient improvements and to identify objectives.

The report is based on consultation with 20 organisations, including NGOs, the Red Cross Movement and UN agencies.