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The Pulse of Humanitarian Assistance (Paperback)

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The complex nature of international humanitarian action-- particularly following natural disasters or armed conflicts-- has been considered in seven previous volumes in this series. This text explores some of the cutting edge concerns and observations, both positive and negative, that will affect how assistance is offered in the future. Military/civilian cooperation, for example, has been long recognized as essential in large scale disasters and much effort has been devoted to improved training for professionals in both disciplines. Innovative approaches fostering effective cooperation worked in the catastrophic 2005 Pakistan earthquake and those lessons are presented here. The growth of private armies is, however, an example of the changing world where delivery of essential aid will undoubtedly be affected for both military and civilian workers in humanitarian crises. How traditional non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and particularly faith based agencies will adapt to new challenges while retaining the value system that is their raison d'etre is explored in this text. The philosophic and realistic bases for security for humanitarian workers, refugees and internally displaced persons, or those in societies in transition after wars are but some of the issues presented by internationally respected authors.


Publisher Fordham Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780823227167
SKU 203959719
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0823227162
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Fordham University Press
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