Category Archives: Transitions – N18 (VEN)

What are the effects of the fight against terrorism on humanitarian action?

J. Antouly

Julien Antouly Doctorant en droit international au Centre de droit international de Nanterre (France)

Caught up in spite of themselves in the “war on terror” launched following the 9/11 attacks, non-governmental organisations are still suffering from the collateral damage linked to this policy. Its reactivation in recent years has been associated with increasing threats and constraints for humanitarian actors. In this article, Julien Antouly gives a legal overview of this issue. Continue reading

Honduras, Lebanon, Nepal: civil society on the front lines of natural disasters and their daily consequences

J. R. Ávila


Z. A. Samad


A. Bhattarai


S. Strack


B. Abruzzini

José Ramón Ávila Director of the Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (ASONOG), Honduras

Ziad Abdel Samad Executive Director of the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Lebanon

Arjun Bhattarai Deputy Secretary General of the NGO Federation of Nepal

Sarah Strack Director of Forus, Paris, France

Bibbi Abruzzini Communications team at Forus, Paris, France

How does society deal with the cascading consequences of natural disasters? In this collaborative article, the authors highlight the active participation of local civil societies, often the first and last on the scene when it comes to helping populations. Continue reading