A Bed For The Night

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Author: David Rieff
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446499529
Size: 37.79 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Timely and controversial, A Bed for the Night reveals how humanitarian organizations trying to bring relief in an ever more violent and dangerous world are often betrayed and misused, and have increasingly lost sight of their purpose. Drawing on first-hand reporting from hot war zones around the world - Bosnia, Rwanda, Congo, Kosovo, Sudan and, most recently, Afghanistan - David Rieff shows us what humanitarian aid workers do in the field and the growing gap between their noble ambitions and their actual capabilities for alleviating suffering. Tracing the origins of major humanitarian organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and CARE, he describes how many of them have moved from their founding principle of neutrality, which gave them access to victims, to encouraging the international community to take action to stop civil wars and ethnic cleansing. Rieff demonstrates how this advocacy has come at a high price. By overreaching, the humanitarian movement has allowed itself to be hijacked by the major powers, sometimes to become a fig leaf for actions that major powers take in their own national interests, as in Afghanistan, sometimes for their inaction, as in Bosnia and Rwanda. With the exception of cases of genocide, where the moral imperative to act overrides all other considerations, Rieff contends that if humanitarian organisations are to continue doing what they do best - alleviating suffering - they must remain independent.


Not Just A Bed For The Night

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Author: Alice Leahy
Publisher: Martello Books
ISBN: 9781860230240
Size: 22.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 191
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The story of Alice Leahy's internationally recognized work with the homeless & the organization she founded.


A Bed For The Night

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Author: Rufus Jarman
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ISBN:
Size: 74.87 MB
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Category : Hotels
Languages : en
Pages : 309
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A Bed For The Night

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Author: Rufus Jarman
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ISBN:
Size: 78.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Hotels
Languages : en
Pages : 309
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A Bed For The Night

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Author: Catherine Ertel Crank
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780965547734
Size: 56.82 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 64
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Description and accounts gathered from community members, former staff & prisoners of experiences related to the Washington County Jail when it was housed attached to the Old Washington County Courthouse until 2003.


Schlachthaus

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Author: David Rieff
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ISBN: 9783630879802
Size: 30.49 MB
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Category : Bosnia and Hercegovina
Languages : de
Pages : 338
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Every Saturday

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Size: 11.82 MB
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Languages : en
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A Bed Full Of Night Time Stories

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Author: Pat Thomson
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ISBN: 9780552529617
Size: 67.58 MB
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Category : Children's stories
Languages : en
Pages : 172
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A selection of bed-time stories ranging from the traditional legends of Baba Yaga and The Sea Baby to the modern humour of In the Middle of the Night and The Singing Socks. Authors include Joan Aitken, Helen Cresswell, Dick King-Smith and Philippa Peace.