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The Humanitarian Aid Dilemma IAFS 1000. Faith No More, “We Care A Lot” (1987) (We care a lot) about disasters, fires, floods and killer bees About the.

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1 The Humanitarian Aid Dilemma IAFS 1000

2 Faith No More, “We Care A Lot” (1987) (We care a lot) about disasters, fires, floods and killer bees About the NASA shuttle falling in the sea (We care a lot) about starvation and the food that Live Aid bought (We care a lot) about disease, baby Rock, Hudson, rock, yeah! Oh, it's a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it (We care a lot) about the gamblers and the pushers and the geeks (We care a lot) about the smack and crack and whack that hits the street (We care a lot) about the welfare of all you boys and girls (We care a lot) about you people cause we're out to save the world (We care a lot) about the army navy air force and marines (We care a lot) about the N.Y. S.F. and L.A.P.D (We care a lot) about you people (We care a lot) about your guns (We care a lot) about the wars you're fighting gee that looks like fun (We care a lot) about the Garbage Pail Kids, they never lie (We care a lot) about Transformers cause there's more than meets the eye (We care a lot) about the little things, the bigger things we top (We care a lot) about you people yeah you bet we care a lot

3 Final Paper See guidelines distributed in class Submit to turnitin.com by 11:59pm on Dec 14

4 Humanitarian Aid Giving to needy = good – E.g. zakat Aid groups – impartial – neutral Lischer, “Collateral Damage” Intl Security 28:1 (Summer 2003)

5 Humanitarian Aid Sarah Lischer – aid has pol, & sometimes mil, repercussions – can even exacerbate conflict Lischer, “Collateral Damage” Intl Security 28:1 (Summer 2003)

6 Mechanisms Feed militants Sustain militants’ supporters

7 Mechanisms Contribute resources for violence Legitimize combatants

8 Rwandan Refugees in Zaire 1994: ~2m Hutus fled to E. Zaire (now DRC) 10,000s of perpetrators

9 Rwandan Refugees in Zaire State in exile Dallaire and Wilkens on collaboration

10 What Should Aid Groups Do? Recognize that their work is not neutral Assets: – moral clout – tangible assets >>> divert attention to security situation >>> consider pulling out

11 What Should We Do? Acknowledge moral ambiguity Consider charity for improving security Don’t despair! (Dallaire, Shake Hands xviii)


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