The Work of Humanitarian Actors in Syria

Are we right now giving assistance in Syria that lives up to the 3 key elements of humanitarian aid? The humanitarian organizations are helping people in government controlled areas in Syria. This has been argued to be used by the incumbent government in arguing that if living, where they are in control, you are taken care of and thereby this is used in the competition of hearts and minds in Syria. Thereby the humanitarian organizations can be influencing and enhancing the very same conflict that they are trying to treat the consequences of. (Petersen, Kim Schultz Petersen, October 17 2012)