Does Providing Aid in War Zones Do More Harm Than Good?
The politicization of humanitarian aid poses a huge moral dilemma for NGO workers.
|Humanitarian aid, including school supplies, delivered to Afghan village in 2010. (Photo: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan / Flickr)|
I recently met an aid worker in Iraq who distributed food to the Tikrit area. Until last spring, the city was a war zone controlled by the Islamic State, or ISIS. It was too dangerous for many major humanitarian organizations to reach.