An Age of Turmoil: Peter Gill on the Future of Humanitarianism

A severely ill child is evacuated by Syrian Arab Red Crescent during a joint aid operation with ICRC in Moademiyeh, Syria. Pawel Krzysiek/ICRC

A severely ill child is evacuated by Syrian Arab Red Crescent during a joint aid operation with ICRC in Moademiyeh, Syria. Pawel Krzysiek/ICRC

Peter Gill is a journalist specializing in developing world affairs and author of four books. His latest, Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges: How foreign aid became a casualty of war published this month, takes a hard look at the politicization of aid.

Travelling to some of the most conflict-stricken places on earth to reveal the new relationship between aid agencies and western security, Gill poses the crucial question: Can Western nations go to war in a country and aid it at the same time?

Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, the ICRC sat down with Gill to discuss this future of aid, humanitarian principles, and the role of the ICRC in a changing world.

Read the full interview here.