Petersen, Angelie, Journal of International Peace Operations
A Key Component of Humanitarian Assistance
GAINING access to the world's most difficult places to relieve the suffering of millions is never an easy feat. Natural disasters, extreme weather, war. Antagonistic and thoroughly corrupted governments in countries without rule of law and with little or no infrastructure. Youths with Kalashnikov assault rifles. These are but a few of the challenges aid workers face in doing their daily lifesaving work. One of the critical elements of increasing access to these, the most inhospitable and hostile areas of the world, is what is usually referred to as humanitarian aviation.
Historically, aviation support in the aid industry is the …
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Publication information: Article title: Humanitarian Aviation. Contributors: Petersen, Angelie - Author. Magazine title: Journal of International Peace Operations. Volume: 5. Issue: 1 Publication date: July/August 2009. Page number: 15+. © International Peace Operations Association Jul/Aug 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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