Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Humanitarian workers on the frontlines

The January 5, 2009 issue of the New Yorker has an excellent article about life on the front lines of a humanitarian emergency, by Jonathan Harr: Lives of the Saints. It gives a good sense both of the difficulties of the situation in Chad, on the border with Darfur (Sudan) and of the risks and challenges to which humanitarian workers are continually exposed, whether they report to the UN or to a non-governmental organization such as Doctors without Borders. Highly recommended.

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