Document / Publication
Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN)
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Humanitarian exchange, issue 37, March 2007
This paper examines how disaster-related activities do and do not reduce political enmity, stating that the ‘disaster diplomacy’ framework is concerned with the extent to which disaster-related activities – prevention, mitigation, response and recovery – induce cooperation between enemy parties, internationally or nationally.
It uses the disaster diplomacy framework to address the impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami disaster on the decades-long conflict between the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Government of Indonesia.