Structural Violence

"...humanitarianism, although driven by the moral and ethical imperative to relieve suffering, can have discriminatory and even violent consequences in the absence of guiding political principles and practices. These consequences are all the more striking because they are unexpectedly found at the very heart of the compassion that grounds humanitarian action." -Miriam Ticktin, Where Ethics and Politics Meet: The Violence of Humanitarianism in France.

Alex Siegman