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An imperfect offering : humanitarian action for the twenty-first century

Author: James Orbinski
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Describes the author's experiences as a doctor for Doctors Without Borders in countries such as Somalia, Afghanistan, and Rwanda; the conditions he witnessed; and the political roadblocks that prevented aid from reaching patients.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Orbinski; James Orbinski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Orbinski
ISBN: 9780802717092 0802717098
OCLC Number: 192082392
Description: xi, 431 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Stories are all we have --
His beautiful eyes and my new shoes --
In Rwanda, we danced --
Searching for humanitarian space : MSF in Somalia --
Afghanistan : no scars, no story, no life --
An undoing --
Refugees in Zaire : fear of what they know, fear of what we cannot see --
The politics of being apolitical : humanitarian action in North Korea, Kosovo and the Sudan --
Creating a world of possibility : the fight for essential medicines --
Ummera : always we begin again --
Epilogue: What you can do.
Responsibility: James Orbinski.

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Describes the author's experiences as a doctor for Doctors Without Borders in countries such as Somalia, Afghanistan, and Rwanda; the conditions he witnessed; and the political roadblocks that prevented aid from reaching patients.

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