Podcast

Humanitarian Ethics

Humanitarian aid must be provided according to specific standards and with the aim of alleviating human suffering. At the same time, humanitarian workers are confronted with dangerous environments, multiple actors, and ethical challenges, in which their own moral compass is tested. How can we deal with those sudden moral tensions?

An appealing, thoughtful and compact introduction into humanitarian ethics by Hugo Slim based on a Master Class organized by KUNO, and the Netherlands Red Cross (The Hague, January 2019).

Hugo Slim is author of the book Humanitarian Ethics. A guide to morality of aid in war and disaster (2015). Slim is both an academic and a humanitarian professional, and did work Рamongst others Рfor Save the Children, United Nations, the University of Oxford. Nowadays Hugo Slim is Head of Policy of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).