Principles under Pressure: the impact of counterterrorism measures and preventing/countering violent extremism on principled humanitarian action

Published 12. Jun 2018
As states continue to adopt measures aimed at combating terrorist activity, humanitarian organisations remain concerned about the impact these measures have on their ability to deliver aid to populations in areas under the control of designated terrorist groups (DTGs).

A new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) examines the impact of counterterrorism measures, and the impact of the emerging area of Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) on principled humanitarian action. The report shows that counterterrorism measures limit organisations’ ability to deliver humanitarian aid according to needs alone, and oblige them to avoid certain groups and areas.