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Humanitarian Crises

The Medical and Public Health Response

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HARDCOVER

$89.00 • £71.95 • €80.00

ISBN 9780674155152

Publication Date: 07/15/1999

Short

400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

25 line illustrations, 16 halftones, 5 tables

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Since the late 1980s the international relief community has seen its resources and personnel stressed beyond capacity by humanitarian crises—large-scale, man-made catastrophes such as the conflicts in Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Chechnya, Zaire, and elsewhere. Waged within collapsing states, political and ethnic strife targets civilians, causes mass population dislocation and widespread human rights abuses, and impedes the efforts of relief organizations to respond effectively. Covering topics ranging from emergency public health measures to the psychological trauma of relief workers, this volume presents both a seasoned assessment of current practice and proposals for improving operational efforts in the future. The discussion also raises important questions relating to the definition and direction of the overall humanitarian mission.

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