Download file to see previous pages the purpose of this paper is to explore why humanitarian military action is controversial in the eyes of some and how humanitarian military action can be useful in some situations using this as a basis it will then explore the situations in which humanitarian military action has been successful and what conditions link these occasions. Humanitarian aid humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural disaster and man made disaster the primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives the most lethal year in the history of humanitarianism was 2008 in which 122 aid workers were murdered and 260 assaulted. Humanitarian actionhumanitarian action refers to an action that involves the provision of logistical or material assistance to victims who have been involved in either a manmade or a natural disaster it is designed to basically alleviate suffering save lives and preserve human dignity in such a crisis. An introduction to humanitarian action and the evolving architecture of humanitarian intervention objectives 1 describe the historical evolution and trends in humanitarian action 2 understand the normative foundations of humanitarian action 3 understand the normative frameworks that have guided humanitarian action. Humanitarian humanitarian intervention has been defined as a states use of military force against another state when the chief publicly declared aim of that military action is ending human rights violations being perpetrated by the state against which it is directed1 this definition may be too narrow as it precludes non military forms of intervention such as humanitarian aid and
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