Non-governmental organizations: an indispensable player of humanitarian aid

The article discusses the significance of the private not for profit dimension of the humanitarian landscape. Concerning NGOs, the author argues that faced with a transnational environment, a growing demand for accountability and difficult choices to make, they must be more humanitarian in the approach they take.

About the author

Philippe Ryfman
Associate professor

Associate professor and researcher at the Department of Political Science of the Sorbonne and the CRPS (Sorbonne Political Science Research Centre), University of Paris I, Panthe´on-Sorbonne. He also practises as a barrister and consultant.