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The turbulent decade : confronting the refugee crises of the 1990s

Author: Sadako N Ogata
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this important, engaging memoir Sadako Ogata recounts the experiences and lessons of her tenure as United Nations high commissioner for refugees during the "turbulent decade" of the 1990s. A tireless advocate for the victims of war, Ogata tells the on-the-ground story of four volatile regions in which she directed relief: Iraq, the Balkans, the African Great Lakes region, and Afghanistan. She explores issues of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sadako N Ogata
ISBN: 0393057739 9780393057737 0393929221 9780393929225
OCLC Number: 57134404
Description: xiv, 402 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Kurdish refugee crisis --
Protecting refugees in the Balkan Wars --
Crises in the great lakes region of Africa --
The Afghan refugees --
Conclusion : humanitarian action in war and peace.
Responsibility: Sadako Ogata ; foreword by Kofi Annan.
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The end of the cold war and the loosening grip of superpower influence resulted in the proliferation of political, ethnic, tribal and religious rivalries. This work presents an account of the  Read more...

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