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Call # HV640.3 .O45 2005
Author Ogata, Sadako N
Title The turbulent decade : confronting the refugee crises of the 1990s / Sadako Ogata ; foreword by Kofi Annan
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c2005
Edition 1st ed
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Descript. xiv, 402 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Summary/Abstract "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."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-386) and index
Subject Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Refugees -- Services for
Refugees -- International cooperation
OCLC # 57134404
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Kofi A. Annan 
1The Kurdish refugee crisis : setting the stage27
2Protecting refugees in the Balkan wars50
3Crises in the Great Lakes region of Africa172
4The Afghan refugees276
5Conclusion : humanitarian action in war and peace317
 Epilogue : the high commissioner's farewell to UNHCR344
App. 1Briefing to the Security Council (November 10, 2000)351
App. 2The Mansfield lecture (March 10, 1999)363