Accession Number : ADA311787

Title :   Who Are These Guys? Non-Governmental Organizations in Humanitarian Relief Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Oliver, George F., III

PDF Url : ADA311787

Report Date : 20 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The purpose of this paper it to provide an understanding of how to deal with nongovernmental organizations during a humanitarian relief operation. Examples and lessons are drawn from the following humanitarian relief operations: Provide Comfort in Northern Iraq in 1991 (helping the Kurds); Restore Hope in Somalia in 1992 and 1993; and Support Hope in Rwanda in 1994. I have described the players in humanitarian relief operations, described their interaction during the execution of relief operations, and provided some lessons learned for future relief and peacekeeping operations. An integral part of understanding of how the international relief community works is understanding the role of the various United Nations and United States agencies that coordinate relief efforts.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *VOLUNTEERS, *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, *COMMUNITY RELATIONS, *LIMITED WARFARE, MILITARY PERSONNEL, IRAQ, LESSONS LEARNED, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, SOMALIA, UNITED NATIONS, AWARENESS, REFUGEES, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE