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Humanitarian crises : [publication] : the medical and public health response /

by Leaning, Jennifer [edt]; Briggs, Susan M [edt]; Chen, Lincoln C [edt].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Harvard University Press, 1999Description: XVIII, 379p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0674155157.MeSH subject(s): Disaster Planning | Relief Work | Emergency Medical Services | Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic | War Crimes | Public Health | Disaster Planning -- methods | Emergency Medical Services -- methods | Relief Work -- organization & administration | Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic -- therapyPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: Since the late 1980s the international relief community has seen its resources and personnel stressed beyond capacity by humanitarian crises - large-scale, man-made catastrophes such as the conflicts in Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Chechnya, Zaire, Kosovo, and elsewhere. Covering topics ranging from emergency public health measures to the psychological trauma of relief workers, this volume presents both a seasoned assessment of current practice and proposals for improving operational efforts in the future. The discussion also raises important questions relating to the definition and direction of the overall humanitarian mission.
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Since the late 1980s the international relief community has seen its resources and personnel stressed beyond capacity by humanitarian crises - large-scale, man-made catastrophes such as the conflicts in Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Chechnya, Zaire, Kosovo, and elsewhere. Covering topics ranging from emergency public health measures to the psychological trauma of relief workers, this volume presents both a seasoned assessment of current practice and proposals for improving operational efforts in the future. The discussion also raises important questions relating to the definition and direction of the overall humanitarian mission.