The Militarization Of Aid

The militarization of aid refers to the use of humanitarian assistance to support military strategic goals and can take one of the following forms:

  1. Military actors directly delivering aid.

  2. Military actors collaborating with civil society to deliver aid (also known as Civ-Mil operations).

  3. Military actors providing protection to humanitarian actors delivering aid.

Key insights

  • Militaries delivering aid

  • Drawing the battle lines