The Pulse of Humanitarian Assistanceby Kevin M. Cahill
Pub. Date: 04/15/2007
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Featuring twelve original essays by leading practitioners, policymakers, and scholars,
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 new challenges 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction Kevin M. Cahill, M.D. 1
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
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
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
About the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation and the Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs 313
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