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Complex Emergencies

Author : David Keen
ISBN : 0745640192
Genre : Political Science
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If you thought the point of war was to win, this book will make you think again. David Keen questions the model of war as a contest between two sides aiming at political and military victory, and he also rejects the contrasting view that war represents a collapse into anarchy, mindless violence and ethnic hatred. Rather than a contest or a collapse, war is analysed as a system that has significant functions and that yields complex economic, political and psychological benefits. Some may be more interested in prolonging a war than in ending it. War may help elites to derail democracy and suppress dissent; it may be profitable for government and rebel actors; and it may allow armed groups to enjoy a sense of power over unarmed civilians. This book argues that understanding the complex functions of wars alongside other forms of human disaster, such as famine and ethnic strife, is essential if we are to reduce suffering and move towards lasting peace agreements. Complex Emergencies will be essential reading for students of development, political economy, political science and international relations.
Category: Political Science

Child Health In Complex Emergencies

Author : Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
ISBN : 0309181011
Genre : Medical
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Addressing the health needs of children in complex emergencies is critical to the success of relief efforts and requires coordinated and effective interventions. However, little systematic work has been undertaken to evaluate such care. To address this need, this monograph presents a review of the published literature in this area, providing background on the burden of disease, the major causes of morbidity and mortality, and the evidence base for effective interventions. It also describes surveys of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international agencies providing care to children in complex emergencies, which were conducted to identify guidelines commonly used to provide such care and assesses the content and limitations of these guidelines. A more in-depth survey of several organizations was also conducted to assess obstacles to this kind of care. On the basis of the survey findings and the review of the published literature, the working group recommended that evidence-based, locally adapted guidelines to address the curative and preventive care of children in complex emergencies and health systems planning should be adopted by ministries of health and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. The guidelines should target, as much as possible, the different levels of health care workers providing care to children to ensure appropriate, effective, and uniform care in a variety of situations. Child Health in Complex Emergencies presents specific examples of areas for further research and guideline development. This report is not intended to be an exhaustive and definitive assessment of child health in complex emergencies. The topic is much too vast and complex, and different individuals and institutions will have incompatible perspectives. Rather, we aim to provide a starting point for discussion and debate on how to improve the care of children in these settings.
Category: Medical

Emergency Relief Operations

Author : Kevin M. Cahill
ISBN : 0823222403
Genre : Aide humanitaire
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This book is a practical introduction to the fundamental issues in providing humanitarian relief in emergencies. Bringing together an internationally distinguished team of physicians, diplomats, scholars, activists, and other professionals, the book covers a wide range of crises. The essays form an essential introduction to the dynamics of aidb7s and responding to the effects of war, civil strife, epidemics, and other emergencies.
Category: Aide humanitaire

Malaria Control In Complex Emergencies

Author : World Health Organization
ISBN : 9789241593892
Genre : Medical
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This handbook focuses on effective malaria control responses to complex emergencies, particularly during the acute phase when reliance on international humanitarian assistance is greatest. Topics covered: initial assessment and planning; surveillance; outbreak preparedness and response; case management; prevention; community participation and health education; research and evaluation.
Category: Medical

War And Hunger

Author : Joanna Macrae
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022856871
Genre : History
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Category: History

Essays On Complex Emergencies

Author : Yasmin Virji
ISBN : OCLC:1125737880
Genre : Democracy
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Essay 1. While recent violence in Liberia involved a reaction against the hegemony of the Americo-Liberian minority by the indigenous majority, an examination of the co-existence of violence and democracy in Liberia demonstrates that its underlying causes were considerably more complex. In this context, violence and democracy cannot be understood as a simple binary distinction, but as different aspects of the same process of political justification. Essay 2. The complex emergency in Darfur has often been described as resulting from ethnic conflict between Arab and indigenous populations. However, a consideration of relevant historical, political, economic, social, and ecological factors shows that, while the causes of this complex emergency were multidimensional, all may be ascribed to the failure of the Sudanese government to deal with such factors effectively. This conclusion has important implications regarding future international responses to similar complex emergencies.
Category: Democracy

Civil Military Cooperation In Response To A Complex Emergency

Author : S.J.H. Rietjens
ISBN : 9789047431947
Genre : Social Science
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Taking a business alliance approach, this book analyses civil-military cooperation processes in Kosovo, Kabul and the Afghan province Baghlan. It identifies the phases in these processes, highlights main factors and proposes a framework for evaluating the quality of civil-military cooperation.
Category: Social Science

Social Networking Social Media And Complex Emergencies

Author : Andrew Skuse
ISBN : 1921933003
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The Communication and Complex Emergencies Project is a collaboration between the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC). Its main objectives are to highlight the role of communication, including new and social media, in complex emergencies and in support of humanitarian assistance. The work focuses on ‘what we know’ and in doing so maps out a broad array of knowledge while focusing on the functions, strengths and limitations associated with various forms of media, from social networking and social media to radio, television, print and video.

U S Foreign Policy And The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Author : Andrew S. Natsios
ISBN : 0275959201
Genre : History
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This work explores complex humanitarian emergencies and the evolving policies in the United States in responding to these problems. It also examines the relationship of disaster response to US foreign policy and national interest, with suggestions for improving these strategies.
Category: History