Has the UN and NGO Reform Of The Humanitarian System Sufficiently Addressed Its Principal Critiques Of The 1990s?

Professor Albert Mcbell Ninepence


Due to ponderous humanitarian needs, the UN and NGOs are bedeviled with outstretch of its resources coupled with complex reality of conflict-related emergencies which has outstripped its capacities. In an attempt to efficaciously address humanitarian response, the UN and NGOs have taken bodacious steps to draw consensus to fulfill their mandates. Consequently, the UN and NGOs have taken catalytic reforms and critiques (in 1990s and 2000s) to create a robust rapid response to emergencies and take advantage of new system-wide mechanisms. Irrespective of relentless reforms and critiques, there have been vehement debates on the effectiveness and efficiency of the UN and NGOs in addressing its principal critiques. This research paper sought to make inquiry into the UN and NGOs efficacy to its principal critiques of the 1990s. The essay found that the UN and NGOs humanitarian system has not sufficiently addressed its principal critiques of the 1990s and that they have been unpredictable and unreliable in response to emergencies.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/ape.v4n3p39


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