World Disasters Report 2003
The focus of this year's report, in its 11th year of publication, is on Ethics in aid. This year's World Disasters Report argues that aid is becoming dangerously politicized. Millions of the world's most vulnerable remain beyond the reach of humanitarian assistance and protection. Saving lives alone is not sufficient. Respecting people's dignity and livelihoods is equally important. It takes an in-depth look at the management of humanitarian aid in southern Africa and Afghanistan in an exploration of the dilemmas confronting humanitarian organizations in a complex world where difficult judgements have to be made. This year's report reminds us of the many challenges facing those aiming to assess the impact of humanitarian aid. It also takes its usual in-depth look at how many people are killed or affected by disasters globally every year.
Visit the IFRC's website to order the World Disasters Report 2003.