Managing Humanitarian Relief: An Operational Guide for NGOs

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Practical Action/Intermediate Technology, 2008 - Social Science - 417 pages
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Responding Effectively to humanitarian disasters is far from straightforward, and relief workers often find themselves in a world of uncoordinated , highly competitive agencies working with cross-cutting purposes. Managing Humanitarian Relief is aimed at relief workers charged with putting together a programme of action to help people in extreme crisis. It provides humanitarian relief managers with a single comprehensive reference for all the management issues they are likely to encounter in the field. The book is organized in two parts. First, it provides an outline of different relief programming sectors: food and nutrition, health, water and sanitations, and shelter. Second, it presents 20 separate management topics that are essential for overseeing programmes. It’s easy-to-use format includes checklists, tables, diagrams, sample forms, and no-nonsense tips from practitioners to help readers in emergency situations.

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Understanding disasteraffected populations and programme sectors
Managing in emergencies
Carrying out an assessment

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Eric James has studied and worked in international development for over 10 years. He has managed emergency programs in Afghanistan, Albania, Burundi, Liberia and Sri Lanka, among other places.

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