Published: 2023-12-30

Ethical Considerations in the Provision of Humanitarian Aid and Development Assistance to Countries and Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa by the European Union and its Member States

Stanisław Antczak
European Journal of Health Policy, Humanization of Care and Medical Ethics
Section: Articles


The aim of this article is to present the role that ethical factors play in providing humanitarian aid to the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that are considered the poorest, and are sometimes even extremely poor and underdeveloped.  The administrative and economic weakness of these countries is due to the colonial legacy inherited by the newly  independent states, among other reasons. Moral sensitivity plays an important role in the European Union and its  member countries providing humanitarian aid and development assistance, but these considerations often give way  when the significant political and economic interests of donor countries are at stake. The research method is a literature review and analysis of documents and secondary sources.


sub-Saharan Africa, humanitarian and development aid, ethics

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