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Humanitarian Exchange Journal 45: Colombia

1 December 2009
Central and South America

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Humanitarian Exchange Journal 45: Colombia

This edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the humanitarian situation in Colombia. It looks at the implementation of humanitarian reform, the participation of the military in humanitarian action, and how changes in attitude and behavior in Cluster Coordinators support humanitarian reform. One article focuses on the ICRC perspective of neutrality, impartiality and independence in Colombia. The issues of landmines, drug-trafficking and anti-narcotics policy, and and protection of civilians are also addressed. Other articles discussed the conflict of transformation and the urban displacement and returnees. The edition concludes with various articles from humanitarian reform perception, acceptance in Yemen to tackling sleeping sickness disease in conflict, and analysing market-systems in emergencies.


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