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War games : the story of aid and war in modern times

Author: Linda Polman; Liz Waters
Publisher: London : Viking, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Rwanda to Afghanistan, from Sudan to Iraq, this ... work of reportage shows how the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers the world over are locked in a cycle of mutual support.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Polman, Linda.
War games.
London : Viking, ©2010
(OCoLC)759781176
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Polman; Liz Waters
ISBN: 9780670918966 0670918962 9780141018324 0141018321
OCLC Number: 495596479
Description: 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Goma : "a total ethical disaster" --
Contract fever --
MONGOs --
Donor darlings --
Aid as a weapon of war --
Refugee warriors --
The hunger weapon --
When recipients call the shots --
Afghaniscam --
The logic of the humanitarian era --
Afterward: Ask them questions.
Responsibility: Linda Polman ; translated by Liz Waters.

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