Necessary Risks Professional Humanitarianism and Violence against Aid Workers

January 2020

Attacks on humanitarian aid operations are both a symptom and a weapon of modern warfare, and as armed groups increasingly target aid workers for violence, relief operations are curtailed in places where civilians are most in need. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the challenges to humanitarian action in warzones, the risk management and negotiation strategies that hold the most promise for aid organizations, and an ethical framework from which to tackle the problem.

For more information about the book, please visit the Necessary Risks page. 

Available for purchase on Amazon and Palgrave Macmillan.

Suggested Citation


Stoddard, A. (2020). Necessary Risks: Professional Humanitarianism and Violence against Aid Workers. Palgrave Macmillan