Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid

Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid

by Jessica Alexander


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ISBN-13: 9780770436919
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 434,094
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JESSICA ALEXANDER spent much of the last decade responding to humanitarian crises across the globe. A former Fulbright scholar, she has worked for various NGOs as well as UN agencies. She has a dual masters degree from Columbia and is currently working toward her PhD.

Table of Contents

All Skin and Grief: North Darfur, 2005 1

Hot Pockets and Sunny D: New York City, 2000 9

People Died This Way: Rwanda, 2003 21

Does Everyone You Work With Have Dreadlocks? New York City, 2003 83

Zulu X-Ray India 9: West Darfur, 2005 89

Center for Survivors of Torture Fancy Dress Night: North Darfur, 2005 143

More Money, More Problems: Sri Lank and Indonesia, 2005 220

Make a Living Off the Suffering of Strangers: New York City, 2006 247

War Don Don, Peace Don Cam: Sierra Leone, 2006-2007 259

Saving Lives One Keystroke at a Time: New York City, 2008-2009 305

I'm Headed to Haiti, Where Are You Going? Haiti, 2010 330

Epilogue 2013 370

Author's Note 379

Acknowledgments 381

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chasing Chaos is is a very well written, thoughtful and fascinating book that happens to be one of those books that all of us probably should read . It could be a huge help to anyone who is entering into humanitarian work and for those of us who aren't, it helps us to understand how we can help and what we know doesn't work. To be truly effective, our assistance has to a begin with a respect for and some understanding of the people who are being aided.