'A valuable book.'
'Shows with shocking clarity a lack of neutrality on the part of aid organizations.'
Times Literary Supplement
'An indispensible inquiry into our moral health and humanity.'
LSE Review of Books
'Takes a hard look at the politicization of aid.'
International Committee of the Red Cross
'[An] urgent and incisive book of reportage.'
'[A] brisk, hard-hitting narrative...of interest to anyone who’s ever contributed to a humanitarian aid organization.'
'[Gill’s] analysis of what ensues when charities align themselves too closely with the aims of their governments is nuanced and piercing.'
'Gill weaves his way from Syria to Afghanistan to Pakistan and Somalia...building up a complex and sometimes disturbing mosaic of experiences good and bad.'
‘I recommend this book highly as in introduction into the complexities of modern conflict and the growing repertoire to respond to the need of suffering human beings.’
Tobias Denskus, Senior Lecturer & MA Program Coordinator Communication for Development, Malmö University
'This is a reasoned and authoritative account.'