March 01, 2024

The “Do No Harm” principle and its application in North Korea

The concept is central to humanitarianism, but is it applicable to the DPRK?

Do No Harm is a concept in humanitarian action that encourages aid deliverers to examine how their aid might reinforce and support conflict. 

The idea is encapsulated in Mary B. Anderson’s 1999 book of the same name where the author cites an example of a situation where aid may have caused harm taking place in Sudan.

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