Before we go any further to answering our question, we need to briefly refer to the history of the Geneva Convention and to do that we must first refer to the International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
*New humanitarianism* is the *integration* of human rights and peace *building* into humanitarian orbit, the ending of the distinction between development and humanitarian *relief* and the rejection of the principle of neutrality that we mention above (Fox, 2001).
As far as the distinction between humanitarian goal and the human rights approach are concerned, the main goal of the humanitarian approach is to eliminate human suffering and problems in grave situations, whereas the human rights ...view middle of the document...
Fox, explain that relief and development during the Cold war was considered to be distinct and discrete. But the protracted and complex nature of the today’s wars has forced humanitarians to rethink the link between the two.
Development relief marks a fundamental shift from traditional humanitarian principles. Unlike many goals implicit in long-term development, humanitarian relief was notable for its minimalist aim of saving life.
Development relief has presented the notion that using humanitarian aid to promote peace and justice will save more lives in the long term.
The traditional principles forged throughout the last century need to be adapted to new wars. One principle that we must never forget is the principle of universality, everyone has the right to receive humanitarian relief in times of crisis. People dying without the primary needs, should receive unconditional humanitarian aid.
Of course humanitarian aid cannot be divorced from politics. Warring sides, foreign governments and international agencies can manipulate...