Between War and Peace: Humanitarian Assistance in Violent Urban Settings

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/128594
Title:
Between War and Peace: Humanitarian Assistance in Violent Urban Settings
Authors:
Lucchi, E
Journal:
Disasters
Abstract:
Cities are fast becoming new territories of violence. The humanitarian consequences of many criminally violent urban settings are comparable to those of more traditional wars, yet despite the intensity of the needs, humanitarian aid to such settings is limited. The way in which humanitarian needs are typically defined, fails to address the problems of these contexts, the suffering they produce and the populations affected. Distinctions between formal armed conflicts, regulated by international humanitarian law, and other violent settings, as well as those between emergency and developmental assistance, can lead to the neglect of populations in distress. It can take a lot of time and effort to access vulnerable communities and implement programmes in urban settings, but experience shows that it is possible to provide humanitarian assistance with a significant focus on the direct and indirect health consequences of violence outside a traditional conflict setting. This paper considers the situation of Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Guatemala City (Guatemala).
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières, Spain
Issue Date:
7-Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/128594
DOI:
10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01178.x
PubMed ID:
20561336
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01178.x/abstract
Submitted date:
2011-03-22
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1467-7717
Appears in Collections:
Emergencies/refugees

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLucchi, Een
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-21T21:03:59Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-21T21:03:59Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-07-
dc.date.submitted2011-03-22-
dc.identifier.citationDisasters;2010;34(4):973-95en
dc.identifier.issn1467-7717-
dc.identifier.pmid20561336-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01178.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/128594-
dc.description.abstractCities are fast becoming new territories of violence. The humanitarian consequences of many criminally violent urban settings are comparable to those of more traditional wars, yet despite the intensity of the needs, humanitarian aid to such settings is limited. The way in which humanitarian needs are typically defined, fails to address the problems of these contexts, the suffering they produce and the populations affected. Distinctions between formal armed conflicts, regulated by international humanitarian law, and other violent settings, as well as those between emergency and developmental assistance, can lead to the neglect of populations in distress. It can take a lot of time and effort to access vulnerable communities and implement programmes in urban settings, but experience shows that it is possible to provide humanitarian assistance with a significant focus on the direct and indirect health consequences of violence outside a traditional conflict setting. This paper considers the situation of Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Guatemala City (Guatemala).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01178.x/abstracten
dc.rightsPublished by Wiley-Blackwell Archived on this site with the kind permission of Wiley-Blackwell, [url]http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/DISA[/url]en
dc.subject.meshAltruismen
dc.subject.meshBrazilen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshGuatemalaen
dc.subject.meshHaitien
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshUrban Populationen
dc.subject.meshViolenceen
dc.subject.meshWaren
dc.titleBetween War and Peace: Humanitarian Assistance in Violent Urban Settingsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Spainen
dc.identifier.journalDisastersen

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