Accession Number : ADA611591
Title : Humanitarian Relief Capabilities in the Horn of Africa.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
Personal Author(s) : Douglas, Damian E
Report Date : 13 Jun 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 80
Abstract : The United States is widely known as one of the largest humanitarian relief-providing countries in the world. Djibouti, a country in the Horn of Africa (HOA), is currently established as one of the key logistics ports on the east coast of Africa. Since 2008, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) has conducted various operations within Africa in an effort to strengthen international relations. At any point and time, AFRICOM may be required to conduct humanitarian relief operations to help restore and stabilize various countries within Africa. In order to accomplish this mission, AFRICOM must assess the capabilities within the area of Africa that require various humanitarian assistance. This thesis will review the infrastructure capabilities and assessment processes necessary to leverage the host nation's airports, seaports, roads, and railways. It will also examine the various natural disasters that can hinder humanitarian relief operations, to include an analysis of how those disasters attribute to food insecurity and famine in the HOA. The United States must explore ways to leverage host nation infrastructure during humanitarian operations in order to minimize fiscal spending.
Descriptors : *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , AFRICA , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , MISSIONS , NATURAL DISASTERS , THESES , UNITED STATES
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE