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    DescriptionMedecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF (aka Doctors Without Borders), was founded in 1971 by rebellious French doctors. It is arguably the most respected humanitarian organization in the world, delivering emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters as well as to many others who lack reliable health care. Dan Bortolotti follows the volunteers at the forefront of this organization and its work, who daily risk their lives to perform surgery, establish or rehabilitate hospitals and clinics, run nutrition and sanitation programs, and train local medical personnel. These volunteer professionals: - Perform emergency surgery in war-torn regions of Africa, Asia and elsewhere. - Treat the homeless in the streets of Europe. - Honour cultural customs and understand societal differences that affect health care. - Witness and report the genocidal atrocities so often missed by mainstream media. This new and revised third edition includes updates and new inside stories from recent relief operations, and it covers changes within the organization, such as its new emphasis on nutrition. There are also many new and revealing colour photographs and insights gained from the author's 2009 trip to Haiti, where he found three different arms of MSF operating in dire conditions. Hope in Hell is a widely acclaimed portrait of a renowned Nobelwinning humanitarian organization, revealing how Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) provides immediate and outstanding medical care.

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    Hope in Hell
    Inside the World of Medecins Sans Frontieres
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Bortolotti
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 803 g
    ISBN 13: 9781554076345
    ISBN 10: 155407634X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JKSR
    BISAC V2.8: MED104000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: SOC033000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    BIC subject category V2: MQF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    Abridged Dewey: 361
    BISAC V2.8: MED035000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/DEVWRL
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: JPWH
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    B&T Approval Code: A43500000
    BISAC V2.8: POL041000
    DC22: 361.77
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC035000, SOC042000
    DC22: 610.601
    LC classification: RA390.A2 B67 2010
    Thema V1.0: JPWH, JKSR, MQF
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    50 colour and b&w photos
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    27 September 2010
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    Author Information
    Dan Bortolotti is a journalist whose work appears regularly in the North American press. He is the author of seven other books.
    Review quote
    (about the first edition) Comprehensive picture of the essence of volunteerism.--Amanda Walters"The Lancet" (09/04/2004)