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Why aid rejection occurs and the considerations for humanitarian organisations to mitigate political risk for affected states

Climate change poses the very real risk of an increase to natural hazards devastating communities across the globe. It is therefore troubling that research suggests that states are increasingly likely to reject international aid in the wake of natural-borne disasters.

‘Humanitarian Disaster Response: Understanding Aid Rejection’ reveals the very tangible political risk that disaster affected states face when engaging with international offers of aid assistance. Response capacity, level of external intervention and domestic politics can amplify this risk, resulting in a higher likelihood of external aid rejection.

This analysis engages with these factors to determine their validity and relevancy to humanitarian practitioners seeking to develop the appropriate organisational strategies to overcome these challenges.

It provides a summary of the existing body of research on aid rejection to extrapolate the most relevant indicators of aid rejection for humanitarian practitioners, to develop an accurate dataset model and analytical approach for studying aid rejection.

 

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