Title A clash of principles? Humanitarian action and the search for stability in Pakistan
Publisher Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Publication Date September 2009
Country Pakistan
Topics Conflict situation | Humanitarian assistance | Political situation | Security situation
Citation / Document Symbol HPG Policy Brief 36
Cite as Overseas Development Institute (ODI), A clash of principles? Humanitarian action and the search for stability in Pakistan, September 2009, HPG Policy Brief 36, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ab8d1c22.html [accessed 21 September 2014]
Comments This HPG Policy Brief explores the role of principled humanitarian action in relation to the response to the current crisis in Pakistan. Drawing on secondary documentation and interviews with key informants in July 2009, it asks whether aid agencies should restrict themselves to a relatively limited role in an effort to ensure principled humanitarian action, or whether they should compromise their principles in an effort to achieve greater humanitarian outcomes within broader political and security agendas.
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