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Hope in hell : inside the world of Doctors Without Borders

Author: Dan Bortolotti
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2006.
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From the Publisher: A fascinating and harrowing account of the men and women who struggle to improve the lives of people in desperate need. Doctors Without Borders (also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) is arguably the best known humanitarian organization in the world. These professional men and women deliver emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters as well as to many  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Bortolotti
ISBN: 1554071429 : 9781554071425
OCLC Number: 61128037
Description: 304 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Fixing up the humans --
1: Under the Angolan sun --
2: Biafra and the bumblebee --
3: We don't need another hero --
4: Doc in a hard place --
5: In the yellow desert --
6: Ugly realities --
7: How the other half dies --
8: Best performance in a supporting role --
9: New fridge syndrome --
10: You can't stop a genocide with doctors --
Ours is not a contented action --
Author's note --
Notes on sources --
Glossary --
Index --
Photo credits.
Responsibility: Dan Bortolotti.
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Medecins Sans Frontieres, a humanitarian organization, delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and those who lack reliable health care. With colour  Read more...

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Reveals the human face of MSF. Bortolotti has captured the expats' varied voices and personal stories.--Kate Bezar"Dumbo Feather (Aus.)" (08/01/2004)

 
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