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Uniform Title Guerre contre les civils. English
Title Civilians under fire : humanitarian practices in the Congo Republic, 1998-2000 / edited by Marc Le Pape and Pierre Salignon ; translated by Andrew Long ; abridged English version edited by Barbara Kancelbaum
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Médecins sans frontières/Doctors without Borders, [2003?]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 84 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary In the face of violence, how does a medical relief organization react and respond? This book is an account of one experience; it describes and analyzes the characteristics of one intervention: that of Médecins Sans Frontières in Congo Brazzaville in 1998-2000. Cruelties and humiliations against civilians were massive: expulsions, forced displacements, lootings, brutalities, killings, summary executions, rapes. How can we, in these conditions, improve emergency aid operations and their distribution, how can we avoid that they be refused to some, due to humanitarian routines, misunderstandings and emotional engagement? Various humanitarian actors, witnesses and observers highlight the day-to-day of this humanitarian mission and the consequences of the war. Their stories and investigations are associated with a reflection on emergency relief and especially on the choices that undermine or improve its quality
Notes Translated and abridged version of: Guerre contre les civils : réflexions sur les pratiques humanitaires au Congo-Brazzaville, 1998-2000. Paris : Karthala, c2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Title from title screen (viewed Feb. 4, 2013)
Translated from the French
Print version record
Subject War victims -- Congo (Brazzaville)
War victims -- Services for -- Congo (Brazzaville)
Medical assistance -- Congo (Brazzaville)
Humanitarian assistance -- Congo (Brazzaville)
Form Electronic book
Author Le Pape, Marc.
Salignon, Pierre.
Kancelbaum, Barbara.
Médecins sans frontières (Association)