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06 August 2012

180 Pages

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ISBN: 9780823250172


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Disasters in an Era of Diminishing Resources

Edited by M.D. Kevin M. Cahill and Foreword by H. E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

A Fordham University Press Publication

International Humanitarian Affairs (FUP)

Natural and human-made disasters are increasing around the world. Hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, and resultant famine, floods, and armed conflicts are constant reminders of the frailty of our human race. Global warming may cause whole island states to be submerged as the oceans rise. In the past these acute and recurring crises have been met by the international community responding to UN and media appeals. The economic collapse of nations is now a reality; some of those most affected had been traditional, generous donors to disaster relief operations. It is unlikely-probably impossible-that they will be able to continue to contribute overseas when their own domestic needs are unmet.

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