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Author Polman, Linda

Common Titl Crisiskaravaan. English
Title The crisis caravan : what's wrong with humanitarian aid? / Linda Polman ; translated by Liz Waters

Publ Info New York : Metropolitan Books, 2010
Edition First U.S. edition
 RWU Main Library  HV553 .P65 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  HV553 .P65 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HV553 .P65 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HV553 .P6513 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 229 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "First English edition published in the United Kingdom in 2010 under the title War games by Viking, London"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-220) and index
Contents Goma: a "total ethical disaster" -- Contract fever -- MONGOs -- Donor darlings -- Aid as a weapon of war -- Refugee warriors -- The hunger weapon -- When recipients call the shots -- Afghaniscam -- The logic of the humanitarian era -- Afterword: Ask them questions
Note Translation of: De crisiskaravaan
Linda Polman takes us to war zones around the globe to show the often compromised results of aid workers' best intentions. It is time, Polman argues, to impose ethical boundaries, to question whether doing something is always better than doing nothing, and to hold humanitarians responsible for the consequences of their deeds. --from publisher description
LC subject Disaster relief
Humanitarian assistance
Add Author Waters, Liz
Polman, Linda. Crisiskaravaan. English
ISBN 9780805092905