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Elliot Leyton and Greg Locke saw something of the implications of these and other questions when they travelled to Rwanda in the fall of 1996. There they found themselves plunged into a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions.

Author: Elliott Leyton

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: UOM:39015046913003

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 212

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When the rapes and massacres, the plagues, the famines, the floods, or the droughts erupt in far-off places, the world stands still. MSF does not. They are the "smoke jumpers" among international aid organizations. While others are often stymied or delayed by bureaucratic red tape, the men and women of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF) move in. They provide food and clean water. They dig latrines. They set up first-aid stations and field hospitals. They treat all-comers according to need. Often they are the last to remain in situations abandoned by others as too dangerous. The risks they take are moral and ethical as well as mortal. They are acutely aware that giving aid is controversial. Does it really do any good to save a child from murder one day when it will probably starve in the weeks ahead? Is it appropriate to bring expensive western medicine into a country that, in the long run, can't afford it? Should relief be given to civilians who are being starved on purpose, as part of a cynical political game, by a local warlord? Elliot Leyton and Greg Locke saw something of the implications of these and other questions when they travelled to Rwanda in the fall of 1996. There they found themselves plunged into a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. Hundreds of thousands of people were on the move. Armed militias and hostile armies lurked in the background. Mass starvation, plague, and an eruption into civil or criminal violence were immediate possibilities. The two Canadians, one an internationally recognized expert on the psychology of killing, the other an experienced photo-journalist, had a rare opportunity to observe MSF in action at a timewhen the stress was enormous and its resources were stretched to the limit. They watched and listened, to the perpetrators of violence and their victims, to the survivors and those who gave them assistance, and, above all, to the people of MSF who dedicate themselves to saving lives because, in the words of one MSFer: "The world can afford a humanitarian ideal." The result of Leyton and Locke's research is an extraordinary written and visual record of small miracles performed in the midst of catastrophe.
1998 By Elliott Leyton

Elliott Leyton , Touched By Fire : Doctors Without Borders in a Third World Crisis ( Toronto : McClelland and Stewart , 1998 ) , 50 . 12. Rony Bi uman , forward to World in Crisis : The Politics of Survival at the End of the Twentieth ...

Author: Daniel Robert DeChaine

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739112422

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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In Global Humanitarianism: NGOs and the Crafting of Community, author Rob DeChaine explores a narrative common to the nongovernmental organization community about the promise and confusion of living together in post/modern times. Palpable in their affective admixture of idealism, fear, hope, anger and uncertainty, the protagonists of the story are humanitarian social actors, engaged in a vivid social drama. Their audience, as made apparent by DeChaine's excellent scholarship, is intimately engaged in the drama as well. According to DeChaine, the action takes shape in a multivocal polyphony of solidarity and, at times, cacophony of protest and dissent, with actors mobilizing symbolic resources in the service of uniting a public who would join with them in the cause. A major source of the actors' labor is symbolic, consisting in the successful rallying of formative energies in and around a cluster of key related terms, words and phrases, in order to dramatize and publicize the exigency of the crisis at hand. DeChaine argues that crises are embodied in the form of an intensifying hegemonic struggle over the articulation of 'community' in a global/ized world. The struggle brings into tension local and global priorities, national governments and civil society, and state-centered forms of identity and allegiance and a broad-based vision of global citizenship and belonging. DeChaine demonstrates that the crisis of community is one of the defining themes of our contemporary era, one that we ignore at our peril. This book is not only important to the NGO community but represents cutting edge analysis in rhetoric, cultural studies, semiotics, sociology and social organizations.

Touched by Fire : Doctors without Borders in a Third World Crisis a ELLIOTT LEYTON MSF a MSF was founded in France in 1971 , when the radicalism of the 1960s had temporarily transformed the consciousness of an entire generation in the ...

Author: Bruce B. Lawrence

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082233769X

Category: Political Science

Page: 578

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DIVAn interdisciplinary collection of primary texts on the subject of violence, from Freud to Gramsci to Foucault, from Ghandi to Osama bin Laden. The editors' introductions frame the texts within questions of how violence is generated and perpetuated in so/div
2007-12-06 By Bruce B. Lawrence

Elliott Leyton, Touched by Fire: Doctors Without Borders in a Third World Crisis, photographs by Greg Locke (Toronto: M&S, 1998), 50. 19. Renée C. Fox, Doctors Without Borders: Humanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams of Médecins Sans ...

Author: Bettina R. Scholz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739189986

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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This book assesses to what extent transnational non-state associations help to cultivate greater respect for the moral equality of all humans and to build transnational communities. It shows that such cosmopolitan ideals can arise from unexpected places in our world without the self-conscious intention of advancing a common human community.
2015-10-08 By Bettina R. Scholz

Renée C. Fox, Doctors without Borders: Humanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams of Médecins sans Frontières ... Elliott Leyton, Touched by Fire: Doctors without Borders in a Third World Crisis (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1998), ...

Author: Shai M. Dromi


ISBN: 9780226680248

Category: Calvinism

Page: 240

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"We now take humanitarian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) such as the Red Cross or Oxfam for granted, but as sociologist Shai Dromi shows us, these social organizations are a relatively recent invention. In fact, when the Red Cross movement, which arose from the efforts of orthodox Calvinists, first began to advocate for impartial humanitarian work in the mid-1800s, it was met with incredulity, suspicion, and ethical objections. But within two decades the idea that humanitarian organizations are an absolute social necessity swept North Atlantic civil societies, giving rise to a growing humanitarian sector that spanned three continents and appealed to aristocrats, professionals, clergy, and working classes alike. The genesis of the humanitarian field from the religious convictions of its founders provides an exceptionally revealing historical case that demonstrates how abstract moral beliefs create new social institutions that, in turn, preserve and replicate them through history"--
2020 By Shai M. Dromi

Doctors Without Borders is internationally recognized for its rapid response to emergency situations around the globe. The medical teams arrive in countries requiring ... Touched by fire: Doctors without borders in a third world crisis.

Author: Gary L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1832

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The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions, breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia is designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.
2007-04-13 By Gary L. Anderson

Doctors without Borders / Médecins sans Frontières website ; E. LEYTON , Touched by Fire : Doctors without Borders in a Third World Crisis , Toronto , 1998 ; Médecins sans Frontières , World in Crisis : The Politics of Survival at the ...

Author: Edmund Jan Osmańczyk

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415939224

Category: Political Science

Page: 2941

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This thoroughly revised and updated edition is the most comprehensive and detailed reference ever published on United Nations. The book demystifies the complex workings of the world's most important and influential international body.

An MSF founder, with later assignments in French government and Kosovo. Leyton, Elliot. Touched by Fire. Doctors Without Borders in a Third World Crisis. Photographs by Greg Locke. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1998. Tanguy, Joelle.

Author: Irwin Abrams

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812380012

Category: Political Science

Page: 165

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In addition to the presentation speeches and the Nobel lectures, these volumes also provide brief biographies and the Nobel laureates' own accounts of their many years of preparation and effort that led to their achievements.The last decade of the twentieth century is already proving to be as dramatic as any decade before. The chances of global peace seem stronger now than at any time since 1900 and the people and organizations that have contributed most towards this progress are recognized by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The Nobel Peace prizewinners during the period 1996 - 2000 include men, women and organizations whose principles, dedication and diligence continue to shape history.Below is a list of the prizewinners during the period 1996 - 2000.(1996) C F X BELO & J RAMOS-HORTA ? for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor; (1997) INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BAN LANDMINES (ICBL) & J WILLIAMS ? for their work for the banning and cleaning of anti-personnel mines; (1998) J HUME & D TRIMBLE ? for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland; (1999) DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS ? in recognition of the organization's pioneering humanitarian work on several continents; (2000) D J KIM ? for his work for democracy and human rights in South Korea and in East Asia in general, and for peace and reconciliation with North Korea in particular.
2005 By Irwin Abrams

106 Three personal accounts - not published by MSF - deserve mention here : in the first , Touched by Fire : Doctors Without Borders in a Third World Crisis , Elliott Leyton describes and Greg Locke photographs their impressions of ...

Author: Peter I. Hajnal

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563088088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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Increased access to information generated by international governmental organizations (IGOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the explosive growth in information technology lead to challenges in the way this information is disseminated, processed, organized, and used. This companion volume to Hajnal's previous work, International Information, bridges the divide between traditional and new media information emanating from IGOs and NGOs. An invaluable resource for researchers, scholars, students, government officials, media personnel, and information professionals.
1997 By Peter I. Hajnal

Epidemics Epidemiologists typically work with local public health officials in underdeveloped countries to identify and understand disease outbreaks and provide the ... Touched by Fire: Doctors Without Borders in a Third World Crisis.

Author: K. Bradley Penuel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452275963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1176

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Although now a growing and respectable research field, crisis management—as a formal area of study—is relatively young, having emerged since the 1980s following a succession of such calamities as the Bhopal gas leak, Chernobyl nuclear accident, Space Shuttle Challenger loss, and Exxon Valdez oil spill. Analysis of organizational failures that caused such events helped drive the emerging field of crisis management. Simultaneously, the world has experienced a number of devastating natural disasters: Hurricane Katrina, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, etc. From such crises, both human-induced and natural, we have learned our modern, tightly interconnected and interdependent society is simply more vulnerable to disruption than in the past. This interconnectedness is made possible in part by crisis management and increases our reliance upon it. As such, crisis management is as beneficial and crucial today as information technology has become over the last few decades. Crisis is varied and unavoidable. While the examples highlighted above were extreme, we see crisis every day within organizations, governments, businesses and the economy. A true crisis differs from a "routine" emergency, such as a water pipe bursting in the kitchen. Per one definition, "it is associated with urgent, high-stakes challenges in which the outcomes can vary widely (and are very negative at one end of the spectrum) and will depend on the actions taken by those involved." Successfully engaging, dealing with, and working through a crisis requires an understanding of options and tools for individual and joint decision making. Our Encyclopedia of Crisis Management comprehensively overviews concepts and techniques for effectively assessing, analyzing, managing, and resolving crises, whether they be organizational, business, community, or political. From general theories and concepts exploring the meaning and causes of crisis to practical strategies and techniques relevant to crises of specific types, crisis management is thoroughly explored. Features & Benefits: A collection of 385 signed entries are organized in A-to-Z fashion in 2 volumes available in both print and electronic formats. Entries conclude with Cross-References and Further Readings to guide students to in-depth resources. Selected entries feature boxed case studies, providing students with "lessons learned" in how various crises were successfully or unsuccessfully managed and why. Although organized A-to-Z, a thematic "Reader's Guide" in the front matter groups related entries by broad areas (e.g., Agencies & Organizations, Theories & Techniques, Economic Crises, etc.). Also in the front matter, a Chronology provides students with historical perspective on the development of crisis management as a discrete field of study. The work concludes with a comprehensive Index, which—in the electronic version—combines with the Reader's Guide and Cross-References to provide thorough search-and-browse capabilities. A template for an "All-Hazards Preparedness Plan" is provided the backmatter; the electronic version of this allows students to explore customized response plans for crises of various sorts. Appendices also include a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and internet resources in the field, a Glossary, and a vetted list of crisis management-related degree programs, crisis management conferences, etc.
2013-02-14 By K. Bradley Penuel