Humanitarian Logistics: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing for and Responding to Disasters

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Martin Christopher, Peter Tatham
Kogan Page Publishers, 2011 - Business & Economics - 270 pages
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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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About the author (2011)

Prof. Martin Christopher has worked in logistics education and research for 40 years and previously headed the department of Demand Chain Management at Cranfield University.

Dr. Peter Tatham is a leading international researcher in the field of humanitarian logistics and a Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Network Management at Griffith University in Australia. He previously taught Defense Logistics at Cranfield University.

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