Effectiveness of humanitarian action in protracted crisis : case of the health sector response in Lebanon’s border town of Arsal

dc.contributor.advisor Dijkzeul, Dennis
dc.contributor.author Schaufler, Katharina
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-13T11:03:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-13T11:03:59Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description Second semester University: Ruhr-University Bochum en_US
dc.description.abstract An international response to a humanitarian crisis brings together a variety of actors. Different missions, agendas and capacities provide a breadth of potential, but encounter great risks when attempting to address people and societies affected by crisis in an effective way. Because of the principle of impartiality, one of the core humanitarian principles – humanitarian action – is always supposed to be needs based. Especially in the context of a protracted crisis, a needs-based approach to a humanitarian crisis is an important pillar that shapes how effective humanitarian agencies are in achieving appropriate and relevant humanitarian action and subsequently meet expected results. This Master’s thesis documents and analyzes the various ways health care providers are implementing a needs-based approach with the example of the international health response in Lebanon’s border town of Arsal. Due to the existing gaps and needs of health care services in Arsal, paired with decreasing donor support, the effectiveness of the provision of health care services is of significant concern. The way in which humanitarian actors are implementing a needs-based approach is thus analyzed and under critical investigation in order to understand how effective NGOs are when providing health care services in this area. This analysis aims to encourage operating organizations to critically reflect on their current approaches. Moreover, this work should be the basis and incentive for the UN and NGOs to innovate and improve their mechanisms and processes in place to meet people’s health needs more effectively. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11825/1807
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/710
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2019/2020;
dc.subject humanitarian assistance en_US
dc.subject Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Syria en_US
dc.subject refugees en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject medical care en_US
dc.subject crisis management en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of humanitarian action in protracted crisis : case of the health sector response in Lebanon’s border town of Arsal en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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