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The Politics of Aid

Chatham House, London

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Sir John Holmes, GCVO, KBE, CMG, Director, The Ditchley Foundation; UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (2007-10)
Chair: Lord Williams of Baglan, Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Acting Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House 


The speakers will argue that, despite the best efforts of humanitarian organizations, the provision of aid to the world's most vulnerable groups is not immune from political interference. They will cite examples from Sudan, Sri Lanka, Gaza, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among others, to illustrate these challenges and suggest better ways forward.

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