Humanitarian Logistics: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing for and Responding to Disasters
OverviewIn 2007, there were 34 armed conflicts worldwide. That same year, a total of 414 natural disasters affected 211 million people. Overall, these natural disasters resulted in 16,847 deaths, and caused $74.9 billion in damages. "Humanitarian Logistics" examines the key challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in the most difficult of situations. This multi-contributor title includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in humanitarian logistics. It examines key issues including, warehousing, procurement and funding. With particular focus on pre-disaster preparation, rather than post-disaster assistance, "Humanitarian Logistics" provides current thinking as well as best practice for those who need to understand the many challenges and ways to respond effectively in this crucial area.
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