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A Framework for Survival : Health, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Assistance in Conflicts and Disasters - Kevin M. Cahill

A Framework for Survival

Health, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Assistance in Conflicts and Disasters

By: Kevin M. Cahill (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st October 1999
ISBN: 9780415922340
Number Of Pages: 250

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Wars and natural disasters--from the Balkans to the Sudan, and from Afghanistan to Central Africa--have increasingly placed humanitarian workers in the crossfire. Kevin M. Cahill has assembled an international team of renowned experts to offer a much-needed assessment of the moral, legal and political dilemmas and consequences of humanitarian assistance.
Focusing on health issues, "A Framework for Survival" takes an unflinching look at the reality facing the nations and people involved, from refugees to relief organizations. In contrast to conventional military, economic and geopolitical strategies, it suggests rational and effective solutions and foreign policy recommendations. With the collapse of many government infrastructures since the end of the Cold War, the success or failure of humanitarian efforts may, to a large extent, define the world's chances for survival.

"I hope...that students of humanitarian assistance will find renewed inspiration in the essays in "A Framework for Survival and join the United Nation's struggle to alleviate human suffering." -from the Foreword by Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations "This superb book should be compulsory reading for all members of Congress and for anyone concerned with the legacy of the United States in a changing world." -Congressman Charles Rangel "An important and fascinating book...essential reading." -Rudolph von Bernuth, "Save the Children ""A Framework for Survival is as fresh as today's headlines in reviewing the controversial political, legal and moral perspectives that are an indispensable precondition for rational and effective action in this troubled field." -Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Professor and President Emeritus, Rockefeller University

Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Foreword
Introductionp. 1
Realityp. 11
The Public-Health Consequences of Inaction: Lessons Learned in Responding to Sudden Population Displacementsp. 13
Clinical Aspects of Faminep. 26
When the System Doesn't Work: Somalia 1992p. 31
Refugee Women: Overcoming the Oddsp. 49
Mediating for Children: Child Protection in Armed Conflictsp. 60
The American Medical Establishment: An Absent Partnerp. 96
The Contribution of International Humanitarian Law to the Restoration and Maintenance of Peacep. 109
Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance and the Sovereignty of Statesp. 122
The Economics of Neglectp. 137
Reflections from the Donor: Obligations and Responsibilities of All Nationsp. 154
Concerns of Recipient Statesp. 166
Playersp. 187
The Challenges of Humanitarian Action: Protecting People and Supporting Peacep. 189
The Plight of Refugees: Issues and Problems Affecting Their Humanitarian Needsp. 200
Relief and Realityp. 216
The Medecins Sans Frontieres Experiencep. 226
The Changing Roles of Voluntary Organizationsp. 245
Bangladesh: From Cyclones to Sustainable Developmentp. 257
Solutions and Future Optionsp. 271
Training for Humanitarian Assistancep. 273
Underwriting Humanitarian Assistance: Mobilizing Resources for Effective Actionp. 279
Learning the Lessons of Coordinationp. 298
Meeting the Challenges of the New Millenniump. 317
Conclusionp. 329
Appendixp. 331
Notesp. 341
About the Authorsp. 365
The Center for International Health and Cooperationp. 369
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9780415922340
ISBN-10: 0415922348
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 21st October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.1  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition