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Author Ogata, Sadako N.
Title The turbulent decade : confronting the refugee crises of the 1990s / Sadako Ogata ; foreword by Kofi Annan.
Published New York : W.W. Norton, c2005.
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 Floor3  HV640.3 .O45 2005    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 402 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-386) and index.
Contents The Kurdish refugee crisis -- Protecting refugees in the Balkan Wars -- Crises in the great lakes region of Africa -- The Afghan refugees -- Conclusion : humanitarian action in war and peace.
Summary "In this important, engaging memoir Sadako Ogata recounts the experiences and lessons of her tenure as United Nations high commissioner for refugees during the "turbulent decade" of the 1990s. A tireless advocate for the victims of war, Ogata tells the on-the-ground story of four volatile regions in which she directed relief: Iraq, the Balkans, the African Great Lakes region, and Afghanistan. She explores issues of refugee protection and humanitarian assistance; coordination between humanitarian organizations, NATO, and other militaries; and the global political and strategic climate in which these crises occurred. With an eye to the future, she asks the world community to assess the limits of humanitarian action, and to work toward real political solutions when conflicts arise."--Jacket.
Subject Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Refugees -- Services for.
Refugees -- International cooperation.
Collection Title Nippon Foundation.
ISBN 0393057739 (hardcover)
9780393057737 (hardcover)
0393929221 (pbk.)
9780393929225 (pbk.)
OCLC number 57134404