Humanitarian Crises: What Determines the Level of Emergency Assistance? Media Coverage, Donor Interests and the Aid Business

Olsen, Carstensen & Høyen (2003) Humanitarian Crises: What Determines the Level of Emergency Assistance? Media Coverage, Donor Interests and the Aid Business. Disasters, 2003, 27(2): 109–126.
This study investigates which factors affect the volume of emergency assistance at an humanitarian crisis. Olsen et al. (2003) have compared different crisis. They have found that the intensity of media attention, the degree of donor interest in the crisis area and the level of what they are calling ‘stakeholder commitment’ determined emergency aid allocations.
This study is important for this thesis because it shows which factors are influencing the volume of emergency assistance and point out the NGO-media interaction.