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Author Topic: WA General Assembly Vote: Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act  (Read 189 times)

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WA General Assembly Vote: Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act
« on: July 17, 2016, 11:31:51 PM »
Category: Health
Area of Effect: International Aid
Proposed by: Ichu
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Quote from: Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act
Description: Concerned by the disturbing rise and phenomenon of natural disasters in many areas and the lives lost as a result; yet,

Aware that natural disasters will always occur, with or without government intervention; however,

Hopeful that at the very least, more lives can be saved with increased humanitarian aid to the rising number of afflicted areas near or around natural disasters;

The World Assembly hereby:

Defines “natural disaster” as a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society, caused by naturally occurring phenomenon and involving widespread population, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.

Further Defines "security check" as any measure(s) a host nation chooses to take to verify the identity, authenticity, and/or lack of a security threat of personnel and aid that are requested to enter the borders of the host nation in order to fulfill their duties as mandated by the International Humanitarian Aid Coordination Committee.

Highly recommends that the host nation attempt to provide efficient distribution of and easy access to any available domestic or foreign humanitarian aid with assistance from nearby member nations if the host nation is unable to support itself. All humanitarian aid originating from outside the borders of the host nation are subject to any extensive security checks imposed by the host nation in order for it to be sent to the afflicted areas.

Mandates that host nations allow any personnel working with humanitarian organizations that are involved with the relief effort to enter afflicted areas, with all personnel being subject to any extensive security checks imposed by the host nation. If the personnel pass the security checks, the host nation must provide transportation so the personnel can reach the afflicted areas, if deemed necessary.

Requires the maintaining or rebuilding, if necessary, of essential infrastructure in threatened areas, such as hospitals and distribution centers, which is necessary to provide effective disaster relief in times of crisis.

The International Humanitarian Aid Coordination Committee shall be expanded to:

  • Be granted authority to send out unbiased inspectors, who are appointed by the powers within the WA, to conduct inspections of the essential infrastructure and supplies stockpiles, without interference from the host nation, within threatened areas inside host nations, especially during times when a natural disaster is believed to be imminent.
  • Grant funds to international humanitarian organizations based in member nations which are involved in active disaster relief operations in order to ensure that the necessary resources are present.
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Re: WA General Assembly Vote: Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 11:51:26 PM »
On reviewing the debate, I'm of the opinion that this proposal was rushed. I don't like some of the style and it appears to have been submitted while debate was incomplete on the onsite forum. Personally, I would vote against this resolution.
                                 
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