Emergency Relief Operations / Edition 1

Emergency Relief Operations / Edition 1

by Kevin Cahill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823222403

ISBN-13: 9780823222407

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Fordham University Press

This ground-breaking book is the first of its kind-a practical introduction to the fundamental issues in providing humanitarian relief in emergencies. Bringing together an internationally distinguished team of physicians, diplomats, scholars, activists, and other professionals, the book covers a wide range of crises. The essays form an essential introduction to the…  See more details below

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This ground-breaking book is the first of its kind-a practical introduction to the fundamental issues in providing humanitarian relief in emergencies. Bringing together an internationally distinguished team of physicians, diplomats, scholars, activists, and other professionals, the book covers a wide range of crises. The essays form an essential introduction to the dynamics of aid-and responding to the effects of war, civil strife, epidemics, and other emergencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823222407
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
International Humanitarian Affairs Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
487,368
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction
1Early Warning Systems: From Surveillance to Risk Assessment to Action3
2Initial Response to Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters32
3Evidence-Based Health Assessment Process in Complex Emergencies55
4Concern Worldwide's Approach to Water and Sanitation and Shelter Needs in Emergencies80
5Internal Displacement: A Challenge of Peace, Security, and Nation Building115
6Protection Strategies in Humanitarian Interventions135
7Issues of Power and Gender in Complex Emergencies153
8Clinical Aspects of Malnutrition180
9Military/NGO Interaction191
10An Introduction to NGO Field Security225
11Resolutions, Mandates, Aims, Missions, and Exit Strategies267
12The Transition from Conflict to Peace284
Selected Web Sites295
Chapter Notes and References299
Appendixes335
The Center for International Health and Cooperation and the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs367
About the Authors369
Index373

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