Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Danish government ‘spins’ NGO role to sell unpopular wars

Danish NGOs accuse the government of overselling the notion of a hand-in-glove relationship between the military and humanitarian organisations in dangerous conflict areas.

While NGOs argue that they need to maintain independence from the military to operate effectively and safely, the Danish government talks of Concerted Planning and Action (CPA), a model based on “strong collaboration" between the armed forces and NGOs in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq.

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