A Bed For The Night

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Author: David Rieff
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446499529
Size: 50.90 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.


A Bed For The Night

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Author: Rufus Jarman
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Size: 34.14 MB
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Category : Hotels
Languages : en
Pages : 309
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A Fairy Treasury

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Author: Jacky Newcomb
Publisher: Hay House UK Limited
ISBN: 1788170849
Size: 34.16 MB
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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"Previously published in 2007 as A Faerie Treasury (ISBN: 9781401915537)."--t.p. verso.


Life

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Languages : en
Pages : 130
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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.


Adventures Of Marshall Vavasour Midshipman

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Author: Marshall Vavasour (fict. name.)
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Languages : en
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St Ronan S Well

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Author: Walter Scott
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Size: 40.49 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 362
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Reports Of Cases Decided In The Superior Court Of Buffalo

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Author: New York (State). Superior Court (Buffalo)
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Category : Law reports, digests, etc
Languages : en
Pages : 639
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Adam Bede

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Author: George Eliot
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Languages : en
Pages : 609
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