C04
Intervention in 'chaos zones': humanitarian assistance and peace-building [NGOs in Dev and Religions & Dev study groups] (Paper)

Convenors:
Ibrahim Natil (Society Voice Foundation)
Susannah Pickering-Saqqa (University of East London)
Chair:
Susannah Pickering-Saqqa
Stream:
C: Development cooperation and Humanitarianism
Location:
D7
Start time:
29 June, 2018 at 10:45
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This proposed panel seeks to attract papers to study the intervention, role, challenges and contributions of INGOs and NGOs in the 'chaos zone' in terms of humanitarian assistance and peace-building operations in the conflict zones of the Middle East.

Long abstract:

This proposed panel seeks to attract papers to study the intervention, role, challenges and contributions of INGOs and NGOs in the 'chaos zone' in terms of humanitarian assistance and peace-building operations. This panel considers focusing on the issues of inequalities challenges the power relations between the local NGOs and INGOs in term of budgeting and scope of intervention in the conflict zones of the Middle East. Paper seeks to emphasis on the dimensions and scope of intervention from perspectives of inequality, including gender, class, and ethnicity, region and nationality. Does the power relationship between NGOs' and INGOs influence scope of operations in the time of chaos and conflict zones? How this intervention influence 'shared prosperity' and 'inequalities' in terms of peacebuilding and humanitarian assistance operations? The papers may provide backgrounds to assess the potential of peacebuilding intervention at the local and national level in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Palestine, and Iraq. It will consider a number of social, economic and political factors, circumstances and changes that have influenced international and local NGOs to respond to the conflicts by establishing NGOs. The proposed papers to the panel also may examine also the efforts and activities delivered by a number of local and international organizations to educate on peace-building dialogue, tolerance and reconciliation at the social and the political levels. The papers may study the transnational nature of INGOs and NGOs networks to investigate how they cooperated and coordinated with each other and with other contemporary social movements around the world.