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 International Journal of Economic and Business Management

Vol. 4(2), pp. 21-39,  July, 2016.

ISSN: 2384-6151

DOI: 10.14662/IJEBM2016.006

 

 

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Is International Donor Good Intention Harmful? The Impact of Humanitarian Assistance During Civil Conflict

 

Ehizuelen Michael Mitchell Omoruyi

 

Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China.

 

Accepted 10 March 2016

 

Abstract

 

Humanitarian assistance is intended to ameliorate the human costs of war by providing relief to vulnerable populations. Yet, the introduction of aid resources into conflict zones may influence subsequent violence patterns and expose intended recipients to new risks. Herein, the study investigates the potential negative externalities associated with humanitarian aid. The survey argues that aid can create incentives for armed actors to intentionally target civilians for violence. Aid incentivizes rebel violence by providing opportunities for looting and presenting challenges to rebel authority. It potentially incentivizes state violence where it augments rebel capabilities or provides rebels a resource base. The study evaluates both arguments using spatially disaggregated data on aid and conflict violence for a sample of nearly two-dozen post-Cold War African countries. The results of multiple statistical analyses provide strong support for the argument that humanitarian aid is associated with increased rebel violence but less support for the relationship between aid and state violence.

Keywords: Africa, Aid Effectiveness, Civil Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance, Rebels Violence

 

Cite This Article As: Omoruyi EMM (2016). Is International Donor Good Intention Harmful? The Impact of Humanitarian Assistance During Civil Conflict. Inter. J. Econ. Bus. Manage. 4(2): 21-39

 

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