Humanitarian Logistics: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing for and Responding to Disasters
Kogan Page Publishers, Apr 3, 2011 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
In 2007, there were 34 armed conflicts worldwide. That same year, a total of 414 natural disasters affected 211 million people. Overall, these natural disasters resulted in 16,847 deaths, and caused $74.9 billion in damages. Humanitarian Logistics examines the key challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in the most difficult of situations. This multi-contributor title includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in humanitarian logistics. It examines key issues including, warehousing, procurement and funding. With particular focus on pre-disaster preparation, rather than post-disaster assistance, Humanitarian Logistics provides current thinking as well as best practice for those who need to understand the many challenges and ways to respond effectively in this crucial area.
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what humanitarians can learn from business logisticians and vice versa
02 Impacts of funding systems on humanitarian operations
opportunities and challenges in the Helios project
where we are and how we might improve
global shifts and the US perspective
an African perspective
09 The supply networks role as an enabler of development
10 Humanitarian logistics professionalism
a cultural perspective
12 The impossible interface? Combining humanitarian logistics and military supply capabilities
not such strange bedfellows after all
14 So where next? Developments in humanitarian logistics
supply chain systems for responding to domestic disasters
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