The New Humanitarians: Inspiration, Innovations, and Blueprints for Visionaries, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0275997693
  • ISBN-13: 9780275997694
  • DDC: 361.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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From Braille Without Borders and Unite for Sight, to Geekcorps and PeaceWorks, humanitarian groups are working worldwide largely in undeveloped countries to better the lives of the residents. Whether they are empowering people with schools for the blind, prosthetic limbs, the devices to understand and use technology, or the information to work for civil peace, the men and women of these agencies offer tremendous talent to their causes, great dedication and, sometimes, even risk their lives to complete their missions. Working in war or civil war zones, humanitarians with nonprofits, non-governmental agencies, and university-connected centers and foundations have been injured, kidnapped, or killed. Now terrorist events and war crimes are more and more often bringing these self-sacrificing workers into the national spotlight by media headlines. Their work is, doubtless, remarkable. And so too are the stories of how they developed, including the defining moments when their founders felt they could no longer stand by and do nothing. In this set of books, founders and top officials from humanitarian organizations established in the last 50 years spotlight how and why they began their organizations, what their greatest victories and challenges have been, and how they run the organizations, down to where they get their funding and how they spend it to grow the group and its efforts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Foreword: Honor Roll.
1: From an Idea to Action: The Evolution of Médecins Sans Frontières.
2: Unite For Sight.
3: Achieving Social Goals through Business Discipline: Scojo Foundation.
4: Sustainable Sciences Institute: Developing Scientific Capacity to Address Public Health Needs Worldwide.
5: Institute for OneWorld Health: Seeking a Cure for Inequity in Access to Medicines.
6: Sustainable Transformation of Communities: The Jamkhed Experience —”We Have Done It Ourselves!”.
7: International Center for Equal Healthcare Access: Defeating the Developing World's Dependence on Perpetual Western Charity in the Field of Healthcare.
8: Flying Doctors of America.
9: Caring for Torture Survivors: The Marjorie Kovler Center.
10: International Center on Responses to Catastrophes.
11: International Trauma Studies Program.
12: Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention.
14: Center for Global Initiatives.
Series Afterword.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index Volume 1.