A Generation at Risk: The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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Cambridge University Press #ad - A Generation at Risk: The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children #ad - Millions of children worldwide have been orphaned or made vulnerable by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, religious bodies, while there has been significant action in the last few years by governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, the vast majority of children made vulnerable by AIDS have not benefited from any assistance beyond their own extended family and community.

This volume's insightful perspectives from experienced professionals address these children's needs in education, economic strengthening at household and community levels, psychosocial support, community mobilization and capacity building, and civil rights.

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A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis

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Simon & Schuster #ad - He describes how many humanitarian organizations 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. Condition: New. By calling for intervention, humanitarian organizations risk being seen as taking sides in a conflict and thus jeopardizing their access to victims.

And by overreaching, the humanitarian movement has allowed itself to be hijacked by the major powers. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780743252119. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Timely and controversial, a bed for the Night reveals how humanitarian organizations are often betrayed and misused, and have increasingly lost sight of their purpose.

A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis #ad - Rieff concludes that if humanitarian organizations are to do what they do best -- alleviate suffering -- they must reclaim their independence. Drawing on firsthand reporting from war zones around the world, David Rieff shows us what aid workers do in the field and the growing gap between their noble ambitions and their actual capabilities for alleviating suffering.

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Condemned to Repeat?: The Paradox of Humanitarian Action

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Cornell University Press #ad - Terry focuses on four historically relevant cases: Rwandan camps in Zaire, Afghan camps in Pakistan, Salvadoran and Nicaraguan camps in Honduras, and Cambodian camps in Thailand. The author makes the controversial claim that aid agencies act as though the initial decision to supply aid satisfies any need for ethical discussion and are often blind to the moral quandaries of aid.

Terry was the head of the french section of Medecins sans frontieres Doctors Without Borders when it withdrew from the Rwandan refugee camps in Zaire because aid intended for refugees actually strengthened those responsible for perpetrating genocide. The author stresses that, if international agencies are to meet the needs of populations in crisis, their organizational behavior must adjust to the wider political and socioeconomic contexts in which aid occurs.

Condemned to Repeat?: The Paradox of Humanitarian Action #ad - This book contains documents from the former Rwandan army and government that were found in the refugee camps after they were attacked in late 1996. Isbn13: 9780743252119. Humanitarian groups have failed, to face up to the core paradox of their activity: humanitarian action aims to alleviate suffering, Fiona Terry believes, but by inadvertently sustaining conflict it potentially prolongs suffering.

This material illustrates how combatants manipulate humanitarian action to their benefit. Condemned to repeat? makes clear that the paradox of aid demands immediate attention by organizations and governments around the world. Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders.

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Do No Harm: How Aid Can Support Peace - Or War

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Lynne Rienner Publishers #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Echoing the words of the hippocratic Oath, the author challenges aid agency staff to take responsibility for the ways that their assistance affects conflicts. But more importantly, she offers hopeful evidence of creative programmes that point the way to new approaches to aid.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Mary B. Condition: New. Anderson cites the experiences of many aid providers in war-torn societies to show that international assistance - even when it is effective in saving lives, alleviating suffering and furthering sustainable development - too often reinforces divisions among contending groups.

Do No Harm: How Aid Can Support Peace - Or War #ad - Isbn13: 9780743252119. Calling for a redesign of assistance programmes so that they do not harm while doing their intended good, she argues futher that many opportunities exist for aid workers to in fact support the processes by which societies disengage from war. Used book in Good Condition. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

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A World Turned Upside Down: Social Ecological Approaches to Children in War Zones

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Kumarian Press #ad - Each helps pinpoint ways to reduce further violence, foster well-being and nurture the kinds of social connections that can liberate children from the pathologies of war so that they can mature into healthy and well-adjusted adults. Other contributors: alastair Ager, Cairo Arafat, Catherine Chen, Amy E.

Tracking provided on most orders. Children exposed to the same traumatic experiences may have different reactions and needs for psychosocial support. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Further, psychosocial assistance to war-affected children often occurs not through the provision of therapy by outsiders but via support from insiders.

A World Turned Upside Down: Social Ecological Approaches to Children in War Zones #ad - Hepburn, kathleen kostelny, susan mckay, siobhán mcEvoy-Levy, Dahab Musleh and Carl Triplehorn Isbn13: 9780743252119. Authors with wide-ranging experience with children in war zones across the globe* Looks at the psychology of children’s experiences in conflict in the context of their families and communitiesA World Turned Upside Down looks at the experiences of children in war from a psychological and social ecological perspective, offering thoughtful observations and dispelling myths about what results when children grow up in conflict situations.

In contrast to individualized approaches, the volume offers a deeper conceptualization that shows the socially mediated impacts of war. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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