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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
How do different religious, cultural, and social systems--and the values they support--shape humanitarian action? What are the bases of caring societies? Are there universal values for human well-being? International experts come face to face with the assumptions about human dignity and social justice that guide efforts to rescue and repair communities in crisis.
The original essays explore mandates for humanitarian action in religious traditions, and codes of conduct for the media, military, medicine, and the academy in relief efforts. They explore threats to human welfare from terrorism and gender exploitation and assess international law, the media, and the politics of civil society in a world of war, conflict, and strife.
The contributors: Kofi Annan, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Rabbi Harlan J. Wechsler, H.R.H. Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Francis Mading Deng, Maj. Gen. Timothy Cross, Joseph O' Hare, S.J., Tom Brokaw, Eoin O'Brien, M.D., Jan Eliasson, Timothy Harding, M.D., Paul Wilkinson, Larry Hollingworth, Nancy Ely-Raphel, John Feerick, Michael Veuthey, Edward Mortimer, Kathleen Newland, Peter Tarnoff, Richard Falk, and the editor.
Featuring twelve original essays by leading practitioners, policymakers, and scholars, the book is a state of the field report on problems, threats, and opportunities facing relief efforts in today's world.
With contributions from such authorities as Bernard Kouchner, founder of Doctors Without Borders, Charles McCormick, CEO of Save the Children, and physicians, military leaders, field workers, and others, the essays
confront the most critical issues facing the delivery of effective relief.
The issues include military and civilian cooperation in large-scale disasters, with special attention to the growth of private armies. How traditional nongovernmental organizations and faith-based agencies adapt to new
challenges is also explored. Ways to strengthen security for humanitarian workers, refugees, and internally displaced persons and those in transition after wars are also considered.
Bringing together diplomatic, military, medical, legal, political, religious, and ethical perspectives from experiences in Darfur, West Africa, Iraq, Pakistan, and other areas, the essays offer an authoritative inventory of where humanitarian relief has been, and how it must change to save lives and communities in peril.