Internal security

The UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs in Angola : a model for the coordination of humanitarian assistance?

Upphovsperson: Lanzer, Toby
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1996
Ämnesord: Angola, Southern Africa, Emergency relief, Diplomacy, Government, Internal security, UNITA, United Nations, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This report describes the activities of the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA) in Angola from April 1993 to April 1995. It starts with the creation of DHA Angola in 1993 and continues to describe how relations were established with the Government and UNITA. It covers the different ways in which main concepts and roles and responsibilities could be discussed and agreed to. It presents the day-to-day activities including the crucial information exchange. It shows how DHA organised the preparation and launching of inter-agency appeals. It describes how DHA promoted and monitored the safety of humanitarian agency personnel and how capacity building was made one of the important strategies of DHA.