The Pulse of Humanitarian Assistance / Edition 2

The Pulse of Humanitarian Assistance / Edition 2

by Kevin M. Cahill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823227162

ISBN-13: 9780823227167

Pub. Date: 04/15/2007

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Understanding the complex nature of international humanitarian action-particularly following natural disasters or armed conflicts-has been the mission of this unique series. This book explores the cutting-edge concerns that will affect how assistance is offered in the future.Featuring twelve original essays by leading practitioners, policymakers, and scholars, the

Overview

Understanding the complex nature of international humanitarian action-particularly following natural disasters or armed conflicts-has been the mission of this unique series. This book explores the cutting-edge concerns that will affect how assistance is offered in the future.Featuring twelve original essays by leading practitioners, policymakers, and scholars, the book is a state of the field report on problems, threats, and opportunities facing relief efforts in today's world.With contributions from such authorities as Bernard Kouchner, founder of Doctors Without Borders, Charles McCormick, CEO of Save the Children, and physicians, military leaders, field workers, and others, the essays confront the most critical issues facing the delivery of effective relief.The issues include military and civilian cooperation in large-scale disasters, with special attention to the growth of private armies. How traditional nongovernmental organizations and faith-based agencies adapt to newchallenges is also explored. Ways to strengthen security for humanitarian workers, refugees, and internally displaced persons and those in transition after wars are also considered.Bringing together diplomatic, military, medical, legal, political, religious, and ethical perspectives from experiences in Darfur, West Africa, Iraq, Pakistan, and other areas, the essays offer an authoritative inventory of where humanitarian relief has been, and how it must change to save lives and communities in peril.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823227167
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2007
Series:
International Humanitarian Affairs Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Acronyms     xi
Introduction   Kevin M. Cahill, M.D.     1
Moving Targets
Patients Without Borders   Bernard Kouchner, M.D.     13
Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: A Decade of Promises   Sheri Fink, M.D.     22
No Justice Without Power: The Case for Humanitarian Intervention   Alexander Van Tulleken, M.D.     41
Military-Civilian Cooperation
The Humanitarian Community and the Private Sector   Tim Cross     79
Looking Beyond the "Latest and Greatest"   Christopher Holshek     103
Not If...But When and How?   Larry Hollingworth     132
The 2005 Pakistan Earthquake   Nadeem Ahmed   Andrew MacLeod     158
Post-Conflict Issues
Protecting Societies in Transition   Geoff Loane   Lois Austin   Pat Gibbons     179
Internal Displacement in West Africa: Challenges and Constraints   Claudia McGoldrick     202
The NGO Perspective
Coordination and Collaboration: An NGO View   Charles F. MacCormack     243
Being With Them   Lluis Magrina, S.J.     263
Transformation from Relief to a Justice and Solidarity Focus   Joan Neal     279
Notes     293
Contributors     309
About the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation and the Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs     313

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