HAIC6390 | HUMANITARIAN ACTION POLICIES

The political and historical contexts of humanitarian work; the emergence and development of humanitarian action throughout history; the principles of humanitarian action (neutrality, impartiality, humanity, independence) affecting the definition of its policies; state and non-state actors involved in humanitarian action and their role in shaping humanitarian policies and influencing the course of conflict; critical view of these actors' relief policies; the societal effects of these policies on aid-receiving communities; how these communities interact with these policies; the relationship between humanitarian action policies and international conflict issues, refugees, health, development and protection. Policies of humanitarian action in Palestine and their political and societal dimensions.

Prerequisite: 
HAIC7370 | HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION
HAIC7380 | RESEARCH METHODS