Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro was featured in a recent article about discrepancies in the treatment of local and international humanitarian aid workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global development media platform Devex featured Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro in a recent article about treatment of local and international humanitarian aid workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines.
The article, “Are local and international aid worker disparities worsening under COVID-19,” explains how the global pandemic has uncovered differences in the ways international NGOs treat aid workers from primarily Western nations, as opposed to their local counterparts, who are drawn from the country where the organizations are responding.
“When an unprecedented kind of global impact is being felt in various degrees all over the world, there will be things that happen that clarify priorities,” Arcaro told Devex. “That clarify exactly who is, frankly, most protected.”
For more of Arcaro’s insight on the subject, read the entire Devex article here.