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Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings and Lauren Harris

.’ Health 8.7 million 5.5 million 1. ‘Contribute to sustained and equitable universal health coverage with emphasis on essential health services.’ 2. ‘Support enhanced quality health services to diagnose and treat communicable and non-communicable diseases, maternal and childhood diseases and services.’ Source: HCT (2020: 4–5). A major challenge in responding to humanitarian need is dealing with the political and economic root causes. Decades of choices made by the regime, such as resistance to integration into the global economy and the channelling

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Laura Suski

sociological theories of childhood development once saw the child as a passive sponge who simply absorbed socialisation, more recent theories see the child as an empowered agent in their own becoming. 28 Mapped onto the analysis of consumption, this dichotomous reading of childhood development sees children as either exploited and manipulated consumers (along with the rest of us), or active agents in their

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Television and the politics of British humanitarianism
Andrew Jones

region, and international NGOs were unaware of the true situation inside Ethiopia for most of 1973. One notable actor on the ground was the Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA), an umbrella body of Ethiopian churches and missionaries. The CRDA was set up in May 1973 by Father Kevin Doheny, a veteran Irish Catholic missionary and relief worker. 8 The CRDA publicised the famine and appealed

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Michael Lawrence and Rachel Tavernor

warrants sustained, critical attention’. 5 Drawing and building on scholarship from sociology, journalism, development studies, politics, film and media studies and anthropology, we investigate the complex relationships between humanitarianism and popular media forms, technologies, events and cultures. Our authors explore a variety of media, from film, television and memoirs to music festivals and social media, and chart the development of different

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
From starving children to satirical saviours
Rachel Tavernor

. 295 . 2 J . Lissner , The Politics of Altruism: A Study of the Political Behaviour of Voluntary Development Agencies ( Geneva : Lutheran World Federation , 1977 ); P . Holland , What is a Child? Popular Images of Childhood ( London : Virago Press , 1992 ); H . Lidchi , ‘ Finding the

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Toby Fricker

work by aid agencies and their close relationship with journalists. Simon Cottle and David Nolan claim that, ‘These developments imperil the very ethics and project of global humanitarianism that aid agencies historically have done so much to promote’. 10 Glenda Cooper also questions the editorial integrity of journalists working with aid agencies: ‘While journalists – if sometimes imperfectly – work on the principle of

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Cinema, news media and perception management of the Gaza conflicts
Shohini Chaudhuri

’s ‘unreadable face’ to fit our own agendas. 61 In her pursuit of Mona, Qishta makes the child a vehicle for both her humanitarian and political concerns. In the film, Mona is framed within a narrative of ‘lost’ or ‘denied’ childhood. 62 She shows us her drawings of the attack on her family home. In these moments, the film pulls us into the child’s perspective. Although Mona is capable of elucidating her

in Global humanitarianism and media culture