Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

WORLD DISASTERS REPORT 2003

Expand Messages
  • Shaji John K
    WORLD DISASTERS REPORT 2003 Author(s): International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Produced by: International Federation of the Red
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 30, 2003
      WORLD DISASTERS REPORT 2003

      Author(s): International Federation of Red Cross and Red
      Crescent Societies (IFRC)

      Produced by: International Federation of the Red Cross and
      Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) (2003)

      In the light of the 'war on terror' and the changing
      landscape in which humanitarian organisations operate, this
      report asks what ethical dilemmas and moral trade-offs do
      humanitarians face in an increasingly politicised
      environment? It further asks if aid is really reaching
      those in greatest need? Do we even know where
      humanitarian needs are greatest? What are the key
      principles to help to guide aid programming in the field?
      Soldiers and commercial contractors now play a major part
      in disaster relief and recovery. How should humanitarian
      organisations deal with this new reality?

      The report argues that there is a need to create an
      environment in which the key humanitarian value of saving
      lives with dignity and according to need alone is widely
      recognised, understood and prioritised. This means
      promoting IFRC values with all those who have a stake in
      humanitarian crises: host authorities, donor governments,
      development agencies, civil society, military forces,
      private sector companies and the media. It adds that
      advocating adherence to humanitarian principles is only
      part of the story. Crucially, principles must be put into
      practice, in partnership with those in need.

      Report chapters include:
      * humanitarian ethics in disaster and war
      * building capacity in disaster - the ethical dimensions
      * famine stalks southern Africa
      * Afghanistan - power politics or ethical principles?
      * forced migration - forgotten disaster?
      * assessing the impact of humanitarian aid
      * measuring disasters: challenges, opportunities and ethics
      * disaster and refugee data

      At present only the summaries are available online

      Available online at:
      http://www.ifrc.org/publicat/wdr2003/
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.