U.S. foreign aid: humanitarian aid in conflict areas (part 1)

U.S. foreign aid: humanitarian aid in conflict areas (part 1)
// Pathways to Peace and Security. 2018. no 1(54) Special Issue: Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts. Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova, . P. 249-264


DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2018-1-249-264

Davydov, Alexei
Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations
23 Profsoyuznaya ul., Moscow 117997 Russia
adavydov@imemo.ru 



Abstract

The article explores the basics of the U.S. foreign humanitarian aid policy and the problems, trends and priorities of aid allocation. The author also uses the U.S. case to raise the problem of influence of donor's political interests on the distribution of humanitarian aid in anthropogenic disasters, which in theory should be an impartial response to acute humanitarian crisis in the recipient country. The main conclusion is that distribution of the U.S. humanitarian aid does not follow a uniform pattern, but is generally affected by the state of bilateral relations between the United States and the recipient country. 


Keywords

U.S. foreign policy, USAID, official development assistance, assistance to international development, humanitarian aid, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya 


For citation:

Davydov A. U.S. foreign aid: humanitarian aid in conflict areas (part 1). Pathways to Peace and Security, 2018, no 1(54) Special Issue: Humanitarian Challenges, Humanitarian Support and Human Protection in Armed Conflicts. Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova, , pp. 249-264. DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2018-1-249-264