"Many in the South do not recognize what the international community calls the universality of humanitarian values as such… . Humanitarian action is viewed as the latest in a series of impositions of alien values, practices, and lifestyles. Northern incursions into the South–from the Crusades to colonialism and beyond–have historically been perceived very differently depending on the vantage point."
Feinstein International Famine Center, Ambiguity and Change: Humanitarian NGOS Prepare for the Future (Medford, Mass.: Tufts University, August 2004), 55, as quoted by Barnett & Weiss, Humanitarianism in Question, 42-43