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New challenges to old ways

Why would anybody want to prevent you from helping them? The naively simple question expresses the perplexity felt by humanitarians, whose well-intentioned desire to assist and protect is often stymied by power politics, mistrust, misunderstanding and manipulation. They struggle to understand why the container of food parcels and bandages is perceived to be carrying heavy ideological baggage. This was the crucial issue under discussion at an event co-hosted with the Humantarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute on 29 April 2013.

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