The main aim of this project is to map the complexity of military-civil coordination in humanitarian responses. More specifically, the research will through interviews with military and aid practitioners investigate the range a experiences relating to civil and military actors in humanitarian aid. The research is explorative in order to examine the diversity of experiences amongst civil and military personnel in relation to humanitarian disaster relief response. The research involves open ended, unstructured interviews in order to map the diversity of experiences. This is a small study which will be used as a basis for developing a larger research project in the future examining intervention modalities (civil-military engagement, human trafficking) in a broader comparative perspective.
Humanitarianism and civil-military engagement