Hannah Bryce
Manager, International Security
Linking humanitarian assistance to political goals risks undermining the principle of aid neutrality and could put aid workers at risk.
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On 14 September David Cameron announced that increased humanitarian assistance would be one of the five steps taken by the UK in response to the threat presented by Islamic State (IS). In doing so he appears to be presenting humanitarian aid as an instrument of government policy, using humanitarian assistance to achieve British security goals in the Middle East. If this were the case it would run counter to the independent humanitarian imperative which governs the work of most humanitarian organizations, and it would put at risk the perception of neutrality and impartiality on which they depend for their effectiveness and security.