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House of Commons International Development Committee Preparing for the Humanitarian Consequences of Possible Military Action Against Iraq, Fourth Report for Session Vol 1, p.8; UNHCR The Iraq Emergency - An Uncertain Crisis WANG YINGFAN (China) said military action against Iraq was a violation of the basic principles of the United Nations Charter and international . Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper: International Humanitarian Law Issues in a 2 Potential War in Iraq Introduction A potential U.S.-led military action against Iraq would likely have profound. "Preparing for the humanitarian consequences of possible military action against Iraq", submission to the International Development Select Committee (February ) .
Political Consequences. Picture Credit: World Security Network: Since the US led occupation of Iraq in , commentators have called on the US to acknowledge that key issues in the Middle East – Iraq, Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are connected. after the "success" of military "humanitarian" interventions in Kosovo and Sierra. Witnesses testified about efforts to provide humanitarian aid to post-war Iraq, rebuilding the infrastructure, and establishing civil order. The Iraq crisis has contributed to a deep malaise in the humanitarian community. Agencies are confronted with major policy quandaries, including a contested environment, a security crisis and a host of issues arising from interaction with coalition forces whose intervention is seen as illegitimate by significant segments of the population. protection in Iraq, the majority living out of camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Humanitarian needs will undoubtedly remain high in Iraq in and beyond. At the same time, there is a clear ambition, from the UN and other humanitarian actors, to increasingly focus on the most vulnerable.
The new world order on display in Iraq places new demands on the U.S. humanitarian community. The Wolfowitz-Perle doctrine of pre-emptive action against perceived external threats preserves a role for humanitarian intervention. In fact, it may make humanitarian response a . A bridge too far: aid agencies and the military in humanitarian response by Jane Barry with Anna Jefferys 37 Since the early s, military forces have become increasingly involved in humanitarian assistance. This encroachment into what has traditionally been seen as File Size: KB. humanitarian action, and questions whether the international community is ready to address these constraints as it prepares to scale up humanitarian action in Recent commentary on Iraq has stressed the need to scale up the humanitarian response. 2 Advocates for increased humanitarian action argue that significant humanitarian needs. Although military gains against ISIL are expected in the early part of the year, measurable improvements in humanitarian conditions are likely to be registered only late in