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Responding to Emergencies and Fostering Development: The Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid

Edited By: Claire Pirotte, Bernard Husson and Francois Grunewald

Zed Books

Paperback | Nov 1999 | #106575 | ISBN: 1856497550
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Hardback | Nov 1999 | #106574 | ISBN: 1856497542
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Discusses how to respond to the fundamental difficulties thrown up by humanitarian crises. It brings together thinkers from many of the leading emergency relief and development agencies as they try to learn from their own experiences and develop a shared understanding of how to act more effectively in future.


Part 1 Towards a new analysis of crisis: observations on crisis, Bernard Husson et al; development is not peace, Francois Grunewald; the pattern of conflicts since 1945, Jean-Christophe Ruffin; development in the face of crisis, Christian Fusillier; the crisis of international aid, Mark Duffield; who determines the objectives? Pascal Vincent; a better understanding of the economic impact of war, Francois Grunewald; humanitarian aid cannot be reduced to "trucking", Jean-Baptiste Richardier; the humanitarian impasse, Pierre Laurent; keeping sight of our intentions - an interview with Philippe Biberson. Part 2 Combining skills: rehabilitation of North Mali - variations and constants since the 1970s, Andre Marty; remaining operational during crises, ACORD; rehabilitation in Cambodia - uncertain beginnings, Herve Bernard; BOKEO - when the schedule becomes a constraint, Francois Grunewald; from emergency budgets to development funding -the assessment of a difficult transition, Claude Simonot; and what if the problem were on our side? Genevieve Guillou; complex reconstruction in Bosnia, Richard Pinder; political constraints, Pierre Laurent; constraints, strategies and policies, ACORD. Part 3 Towards a new conception of outside intervention in crisis situations: renewing the modalities of intervention in crisis situations, Francois Grunewald; strengthening survival strategies, the key to intervention, Francois Grunewald; the necessity and specificity of a follow-up monitoring during a crisis, Francois Grunewald; follow-up monitoring, ACORD; partnership - an operational attitude and a philosophy, Francois Grunewald, Marc Rodriguez; the choice of partners - the naive and the ideologists need not apply, Francois Grunewald; a project on partnership in an emergency situation - eastern Kasai, Zaire, Marc Rodriguez, Claire Pirotte; partnership and cholera, Philippe Le Borgne, Valerie Balchior-Bellino; finding the right partner - the same problem fro northern and southern NGOs, Elyane Comaty-Mitri, Berengere Cornet-Vernay; the ICRC and the national Red Cross and red crescent societies - a very special relationships, Carlo von Flue; strengthening the actors, or helping them to strengthen themselves; social differentiation between men and women in humanitarian interventions, Judy El Bushra; the specific problems of unaccompanied women in displaced persons or refugee camps - interview with Annette Correze; finding the last anti-personnel mine - an emergency for long-term development, Bill Howell; using the money in crisis situations, Francois Grunewald; emergency aid income generation, ACORD; economic solutions - a difficult concept for some emergency operators, Marc Rodriguez.

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