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United Nations Actions And The Use Of Military Force To Provide Assistance To Domestic Populations In Failed States

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This chapter focuses on the mechanisms developed and available to the international community to address humanitarian crises as threats to the peace and security of the international community in failed States. First, the activities of U.N. agencies to provide assistance to needy domestic populations in crises countries, including the delivery of food, sanitation and health services, are studied. These activities are fundamental actions in support of humanitarian emergencies, and are thus also required. The chapter then explores the collective and unilateral use of force to redress humanitarian crises. It finally argues that gross violations of human rights and humanitarian disasters constitute a threat to the stability of the international community, and are violations of obligations owed to the international community, and thus entail a right and an obligation of the international community to act.

Keywords: domestic populations; failed states; human rights; humanitarian disasters; humanitarian emergencies; international community; military force; sanitation and health services; United Nations agencies



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