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DFID’s views on Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq 17.3.2003


This document identifies DFID’s main issues regarding the lacking humanitarian response in Iraq. It cites issues such as a lack of funding and a lack of experience in working in certain areas of Iraq. Whilst the document presents solutions on the issues it identifies, it also continues to place a significant onus on the UN and non-coalition states to provide aid and financial support.

Scholars will find this document useful as it acknowledges the limited capability of the Ministry of Defence to provide humanitarian relief and emphasises the role of unilateral organisations and NGOs in providing humanitarian aid in warzones.