Responses of Non-Governmental Organisations to Conflict Situations

  • Abdul Mohammed
Part of the Issues in Peacekeeping and Peacemaking book series (IPP)


During the 1970s and early 1980s Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) came to be viewed as a very appropriate, perhaps the most appropriate, type of organisation to deal with a broad spectrum of activities, especially in emergency relief and socio-economic development. More recently, given their increased numbers and increased visibility, many questions have been raised about both the role of NGOs and the appropriateness of their interventions. This paper will attempt to outline briefly their approaches in the context of conflict situations.


Armed Conflict Conflict Situation Civilian Population Humanitarian Assistance Emergency Relief 
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    C.H.M. Yarrow, Quaker Experiences in International Conciliation (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1978).Google Scholar
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    A. Mohammed, Washington Post, 1 June 1989.Google Scholar

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© International Peace Academy 1990

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