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    Help or Hurt? Humanitarian Aid For over a century, the humanitarianism has represented compassion, courage, goodness, and heroism. It remains so in many ways today. Most of us feel compelled to donate or volunteer when we see images of a starving child, a displaced refugee, or when we hear news about a war-torn or natural disaster affected regions. It is heartwarming to know that there are so many organizations and individuals who so selflessly and courageously rush to help those in need. One of those organizations — the United Nations — is a global entity, which has been dedicated to help countries and groups of people actively since 1945. One of the purposes of the United Nations, as stated in its Charter, is "to achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character" (Deliver). In fact, one of the first projects of UN has been rebuilding Europe after the affects of World War II. International communities nowadays rely on the UN to coordinate humanitarian relief in places where natural and man-made disasters have taken place, and the governments cannot effectively respond themselves. The level of international humanitarian response rose to a record…

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    I’m going to begin this presentation with a brief synopsis of issues covered in these readings. I will then proceed to examine main arguments and sources of evidence provided in each reading, individually. After this I will provide some of my own thoughts on the readings, as a whole. And lastly, I will end with 6 substantive questions presenting issues for further discussion. ------------ First, the general synopsis... ------------ In the readings covered for this presentation, some basic…

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    liberation to humanitarian crises with key players not being the armed military men and women but unsuspecting volunteers who use medicine and syringes as has been seen in Syria, Libya and other countries like Iraq whose disasters bear similar characteristics to a horrific movie. In this book, Rieff shows how organizations, which serve in humanitarian conflict, try to alleviate the suffering of the civilians in these countries. The book paints a clear yet pensive picture of the horrors and risks…

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    Emergency Education

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    Only a few years ago, the idea of preserving education as a central part of all humanitarian efforts was but an afterthought in the minds of aid workers. Nicolai and Triplehorn (2003) state that it was the 1990 's when this crucial truth that education is the right of every child finally germinated and became the soul of humanitarian aid. This demonstrates the high degree of significance and worth that humanitarian aid organizations now place on continuing education in war-ravaged societies…

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    The Celebrity Controversy

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    ethicality of having celebrities as public figures for humanitarian causes. It is debatable that celebrities’ vast influence on the public can negatively impact the cause. Realistically, the celebrities influence on the public is the reason that celebrity humanitarians are successful advocates. Celebrities hold the power to generate awareness quickly and talk with bureaucrats to initiate change, while also benefiting from the publicity. These qualities make them strong candidates for becoming…

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    Refugees Response Essay

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    The European nations are more than happy to aid the refugees, but they are trying to government the amount of aid so they do not damage their economic infrastructure. A proposed solution to the issue comes in two separate capacities. First and fore most we must lend more aid to the fleeing refugees. To cover the area of aid, it is important to discuss the (UNHCR) and their role when it comes to supporting refugees. Every year, the UNHCR takes on the care of thousands of human lives that are…

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    organizations helping to donate any money and food aid groups are trying their best to help with hard-hit areas, while fearing that disease like cholera, tetanus, or waterborne diseases will kill the Haitian people more than the lack of food and shelters. Organizations are doing their best to help donate to the Haitian people from having their prices from rising. For example; UNICEF is collaborating with PAHO. UNCIEF helped provide aid for about 10,000 people not only are organizations…

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    This quote from a Nepalese affected by the Earthquake in 2015, shows that the international humanitarian system needs a fundamental reorientation from supplying aid to supporting and facilitating communities' own relief and recovery priorities. In addition Nigel Fisher, a former Humanitarian Coordinator talks in this Video, how listening to the voices of local communities affected by disaster is essential and a very important part of humanitarian response. “People who are affected and people…

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    Poverty In Africa

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    Often times, we see advertisements of known celebrities such as Angelina Jolie encouraging people to help Africa. How severe is poverty in Africa? Many literatures would mention that Africa is the poorest continent on the planet. The graver reality is that majority of the world’s population is not aware of the devastating effects of poverty, people living in poverty suffer from hunger and are prone to diseases. Donating to Africa is not only a call for civic mercy but more of a humanitarian aid…

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    Mercy Corps is a humanitarian aid agency whose main goal is help those struck by disaster. Mercy Corps is all over the world. They are stationed in places like South Sudan, Libya, Lebanon, Haiti, Myanmar, India, Uganda, United States, and Syria, just to name a few. (Mercy Corps website CITE) The reasons for needing aid in these countries include natural disasters and man-made disasters. Natural disasters include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, avalanches, droughts, storms…

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