Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 6, Issue 4
Mister Robert C Browne
Peace and Stability Journal by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
"Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA) is fundamentally about saving lives and relieving human suffering. While these core goals are foundational for any FHA mission, the drivers of need in specific cases – whether chronic deprivation, sudden-onset natural disasters, complex emergencies or ongoing conflicts – may vary enormously, as will the range of actors who play key roles in these challenging missions – be they planners, logisticians, host nation officials, civilian relief organizations, UN field agencies, affected local communities or US congressional appropriators. In addition, the sheer complexity of the tools for performing key tasks poses enduring challenges for orchestrating FHA operations in an effective, efficient manner."