Emergency Relief Operations / Edition 1

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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.
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...useful to specialists and technicians as a reference source.

The authors of this volume explore organizational and political response capacities, effective multidisciplinary responses, the interface of response with vulnerability assessment, and ways to identify disaster prone areas and utilize rapid assessment methodologies to help meet needs that arise following humanitrian crises and natural disasters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823222407
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: International Humanitarian Affairs Series
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., is University Professor and Director of Fordham University's Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs and President of The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation in New York City. He has also served as Chief Adviser for Humanitarian and Public Health issues for successive Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Acronyms
1 Early Warning Systems: From Surveillance to Risk Assessment to Action 3
2 Initial Response to Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters 32
3 Evidence-Based Health Assessment Process in Complex Emergencies 55
4 Concern Worldwide's Approach to Water and Sanitation and Shelter Needs in Emergencies 80
5 Internal Displacement: A Challenge of Peace, Security, and Nation Building 115
6 Protection Strategies in Humanitarian Interventions 135
7 Issues of Power and Gender in Complex Emergencies 153
8 Clinical Aspects of Malnutrition 180
9 Military/NGO Interaction 191
10 An Introduction to NGO Field Security 225
11 Resolutions, Mandates, Aims, Missions, and Exit Strategies 267
12 The Transition from Conflict to Peace 284
Selected Web Sites 295
Chapter Notes and References 299
Appendixes 335
The Center for International Health and Cooperation and the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs 367
About the Authors 369
Index 373
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