* A practical guide to underlying causes and immediate, lasting solutions for famine
* Explains efficient use of resources in a crisis
* Written by a well-known disaster relief practitioner and humanitarian
Fred Cuny adopts an economic approach to wartime famine that is still considered innovative and challenging by field experts. His international fieldwork in both natural and man-made disasters is visionary and his approach to famine pragmatic. This book focuses on counter-famine measures revolving around people’s livelihoods, giving humanitarian relief workers a more permanent solution to world hunger.
|Publisher:||Kumarian Press, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.40(d)|
Table of Contents
1) Famine and Its Causes; 2) Consequences of Famine; 3) Geography of Famine; 4) Societal Responses to famine; 5) Early-Warning and Monitoring Systems; 6) Approaches to Famine Relief; 7) Counterfamine Operations: Preemptive and Containment Strategies; 8) Income-Generating Projects; 9) Emergency Response; 10) Food-Relief Programs; 11) Famine Logistics; 12) Assessment and Monitoring; 13) Operational Issues; 14) Famine Operations During Conflicts
What People are Saying About This
Julia V. Taft, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration
... This book sets an even higher level of achievement. It is an extra-ordinary guide to understanding the political, social and economic dynamics of famine and provides comprehensive strategies for integration and response. It is a must read for all relief and development professionals!