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World in crisis : the politics of survival at the end of the twentieth century

Author: Julia Groenewold; Eve Porter; Médecins sans frontières (Association)
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
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The tragedies of war, famine, disease and poverty continue to dominate our headlines. Faced with such tragedy, the politics, ethics, even the economics of humanitarian aid are becoming more complex. The role of relief agencies, the political will of the West, the reponsibilities of the international community for war crimes and human rights - these are all issues at the heart of contemporary humanitarian aid. World  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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World in crisis.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(DLC) 97148635
(OCoLC)36440791
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Groenewold; Eve Porter; Médecins sans frontières (Association)
ISBN: 9781134969296 1134969295
OCLC Number: 841172262
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 213 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface / Doris Schopper --
Foreword / Rony Branman --
1. Protection of Civilians in Conflict / Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop --
2. Frontline Medicine: The Role of International Medical Groups in Emergency Relief / Mike Toole --
3. International Humanitarian Action: Growing Dilemmas and New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century / Pierre Gassmann --
4. The Plight of the World's Refugees at the Crossroads of Protection / Francois Jean --
5. Falling Through the Net: Outcast and Marginalised Populations / Julia Groenewold and Stephan van Praet --
6. International Law and Reality: The Protection Gap / Iain Guest and Francoise Bouchet-Saulnier --
7. Liberia: Can Relief Organizations Cope with the Warlords? / Fabrice Weissman --
8. Bosnia: In Search of a Lasting Peace / Stephan Oberreit, Pierre Salignon and Renaud Tockert --
9. Chechnya: Total War and Imperial Quagmire / Francois Jean --
10. Rwanda Two Years After: An Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis / Vincent Faber.
Responsibility: edited by Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders ; MSF project coordinator, Julia Groenewold, associate editor, Eve Porter.
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