This article considers the role of military intervention by peace-keeping and peace-enforcement troops in the provision of humanitarian aid to Liberia during the armed conflicts of the past seven years.
The article focuses on the role of the de facto safe haven which peace-keeping and enforcing troops protected in Liberia between 1990 and 1996 and puts the Liberian case in the context of the growing debate about the usefulness of military interventions in humanitarian emergencies.
It argues that the safe haven has enabled significant humanitarian achievements but has also demonstrated fundamental failures.
Central to these failures have been the absence of consent, under-resourcing and a loss of control of the safe haven to factional interests.
Mots-clés Pascal : Militaire, Aide internationale, Guerre, Libéria, Afrique, Zone protection spéciale, Sécurité, Nutrition, Homme, Aide humanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Military, International assistance, War, Liberia, Africa, Special protection zone, Safety, Nutrition, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0533261
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 13/02/1998.