The challenge of humanitarian action

Author: Martin Quack
Date: 01.01.2016
Publication: Download (DE)

What characterises good humanitarian action? How independent can and should it be? How important are humanitarian principles and how do we implement them in practice? Again and again it becomes clear to us that in Germany we have relatively little debate on these issues. Why is that? What obstacles need to be removed and what capacities need to be created? Where are the biggest challenges on the way to more critical reflection and debate? This study examines these challenges. It attempts to take stock and analyses the deficits in Germany. At the same time, it is intended to create the basis for further reflection and debate and, in the process, to initiate concrete initiatives in this direction.

This publication is available in German only.