This important book is a primer on the basics of humanitarian action. The ten chapterseach written by a leading professionalintroduce the essential issues facing humanitarian workers as they confront both natural and man-made crises.
Designed for students, teachers, practitioners, policy-makers, journalists, and other professionals, Basics of Humanitarian Missions covers fundamental concepts, contexts, and problems, in settings that range from floods and earthquakes to medical emergencies, civil strife, and forced migration.
Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century: The Danger of a Setback Paul Grossrieder
Scope of International Humanitarian Crises Ibrahim Osman
The Language of Disasters: A Brief Terminology of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Action S.W.A. Gunn, M.D.
Training for Humanitarian Assistance Kevin M. Cahill, M.D.
Teamwork in Humanitarian Assistance Pamela Lupton-Bowers
Humanitarian Ethical and Legal Standards Michel Veuthey
Rules of Engagement: An Exmination of Relationships and Expectations in the Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance H. Roy Williams
Humanitarians and the Press Joshua Friedman
The Sinews of Humanitrian Assistance: Funding Policies, Practices, and Pitfalls Joelle Tanguy
From the Other Side of the Fence: The Problems Behind the Solution Abdulrahim Abby Farah
About the Author
Kevin M. Cahill, M.D. is University Professor and Director of Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA). He also serves as President of the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC), Director of the Tropical Disease Center at Lenox Hill Hospital, Clinical Professor of Tropical Medicine and Molecular Parasitology at New York University School of Medicine, Chief Medical Advisor for Counterterrorism, NYPD, Professor of International Humanitarian Affairs at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Senior Consultant to the United Nations Health Service. Dr. Cahill has served as Chief Advisor on Humanitarian Affairs and Public Health for three Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly.