Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

SEPTIEMBRE 2012 N° 7 Volumen 15

Assessment of humanitarian actions in conflicts

Section: Ethics and Society

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Mora Domínguez P, Pérez Víctor I. Evaluación de la acción humanitaria en conflictos. Metas de Enferm sep 2012; 15(7): 72-77


Paola Mora Domínguez, Inmaculada Pérez Víctor


Enfermeras. Máster de Enfermería en Urgencias, Emergencias, Catástrofes y Acción Humanitaria.

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Paola Mora Domínguez. Avda. Plus Ultra, 33 A. 21810 Palos de la Frontera (Huelva)

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The evaluation of humanitarian action in conflicts is a very useful tool for defining new ways, but at present its full potential is not used, as inadequate assessment approaches continue to be used, which do not consider the inherent characteristics of humanitarian action in conflict. The complexity of conflicts (complex emergencies) and the multitude of organizations, independent of each other, involved in humanitarian aid, makes it impossible for this network to really function as a “humanitarian system” since there is no structure and no rules that impose a “hierarchical authority” system from where to control and coordinate the many actors involved and from where to manage resources with equity. The aim of this paper is to show the peculiarities of humanitarian action in conflicts, assessing how these peculiarities influence their assessment and what humanitarian action seeks, identifying challenges to overcome and to demonstrate current trends in humanitarian assessment.


conflicts; evaluation; humanitarian actionhumanitarian aid

Versión en Español


Evaluación de la acción humanitaria en conflictos