This important book is a primer on the basics of humanitarian action. The ten chapters—each written by a leading professional—introduce the essential issues facing humanitarian workers as they confront both natural and man-made crises.
Designed for students, teachers, practitioners, policy-makers, journalists, and other professionals, Basics of Humanitarian Missions covers fundamental concepts, contexts, and problems, in settings that range from floods and earthquakes to medical emergencies, civil strife, and forced migration.
Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century: The Danger of a Setback Paul Grossrieder
Scope of International Humanitarian Crises Ibrahim Osman
The Language of Disasters: A Brief Terminology of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Action S.W.A. Gunn, M.D.
Training for Humanitarian Assistance Kevin M. Cahill, M.D.
Teamwork in Humanitarian Assistance Pamela Lupton-Bowers
Humanitarian Ethical and Legal Standards Michel Veuthey
Rules of Engagement: An Exmination of Relationships and Expectations in the Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance H. Roy Williams
Humanitarians and the Press Joshua Friedman
The Sinews of Humanitrian Assistance: Funding Policies, Practices, and Pitfalls Joelle Tanguy
From the Other Side of the Fence: The Problems Behind the Solution Abdulrahim Abby Farah
History of Humanitarian Action by Paul Grossrieder Scope of International Humanitarian Crises by Ibrahim Osman Developing a Professional Corps by Kevin M. Cahill, M.D. Team Building by Pamela Lupton-Bowers Ethical and Legal Standards by Michel Veuthey Funding International Humanitarian Action by Joelle Tanguy Rules of Engagement by Roy Williams Dealing with Local Populations and Indigenous NGOs by Abdulrahim Abby Farah Developing a Common Language by William Gunn Dealing with the Media by Joshua Friedman