Strengthening Military Relationships with NGOs During Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The continuing involvement of military forces in complex humanitarian emergencies has created a need to strengthen the relationships between the military and non-governmental organizations NGO. These two communities have in the past found themselves at odds Over their respective roles in humanitarian relief operations. This paper examines two key aspects of this important relationship the role of organizational culture and the sharing of information and intelligence during humanitarian emergencies. Part I is concerned with the cultural gaps found between two vastly different communities. The overall purpose is to identify specific recommendations and prescriptions to build broader understanding between the two. Part II looks at the importance of intelligence and information sharing between military forces and NGOs before and during actual humanitarian operations. Again, the focus is on feasible prescriptions that can bridge an existing operational gap.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics