Upon completion of this activity, students should gain a basic understanding of the intricacies involved in having humanitarian aid and/or assistance being delivered by military personnel.
Watch the video clip "Blurred Boundaries: Militaries, Humanitarian Action and Neutrality" and answer the following questions.
Should militaries be involved in providing humanitarian assistance in conflict zones? This was the question at the heart of a debate co-hosted by the ICRC and the Centre for Military and Security Law (CMSL) at the Australian National University in Canberra in November 2015. The debate was part of the ICRC’s research and debate cycle on Principles Guiding Humanitarian Action, a series of public events and experts’ meetings aimed at fostering a global discussion around neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian action.Take quiz