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Greater civilian military co-operation possible in emergency responses

Greater civilian military co-operation possible in emergency responses

Updated 6 December 2012, 10:36 AEDT

In humanitarian crises and conflict situations all around the world, there is now a huge of network of organisations that mobilise to help - often NGOs, the military and civil goverment all try to step in.

But do they all work together? Not necessarily.

Often organstions work at cross-purposes, and sometimes make the sitation worse by draining resources and complicating an already complex situation.

So, what is is the best way to work together? And can soldiers and civilians find common ground in an emergency?

They're issues that is being tackled by the 8th International Lessons Learned Conference that's on in Sydney this week.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Allan Ryan, executive director, Australian Civil Military Centre

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