This issue of Forced Migration Review is about improving communications between
logisticians and programme managers to make such mix-ups a thing of the past. We are
grateful to the Fritz Institute for drawing our attention to the importance of humanitarian
logistics and for the very generous grant which has made this issue possible. We are
deeply indebted to our Guest Editors, Anisya Thomas (Fritz Institute's Managing
Director) and Ricardo Ernst (Georgetown University), and to Lynn Fritz for his
Religions have too often been used to justify the violation of human
rights, in part through the hierarchical and selective use of role ethics
and the postponement of temporal justice to divine judgment or future
karmic consequences. Yet the world religions have also provided a constant
voice of critique against the violation of human rights by calling for equality,
and universal compassion and love, calls which reach far beyond the
mere protection of human rights.
In many parts of the world, where medicines are not readily available
or affordable, the public continue to rely on medicines used traditionally
in their cultures. At the same time, affluent consumers in the industrialized
world are spending their own money on healthcare approaches
that fall outside what has been considered mainstream medicine. A growing
body of national and international studies highlight the reality that
there is exponential growth of global interest in and use of traditional (i.e.
indigenous), complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM).
As a result of these developments, the quantitative relationship between the consumer
goods supply on the one hand and the rapidly rising consumer goods demand on the
other hand has been continuously improved. Nowadays, the case that supply cannot
satisfy demand is for most consumer goods a case of the past. Quite the opposite is to
observe that Chinese consumer goods markets are buyers’ markets, characterized by a
surplus of supply and a strong competition between many national suppliers and al-
most 330.000 foreign suppliers offering products in this market.
Evil is a reality in the world of international politics. Human affairs
are all too frequently marked by atrocities of the most heinous
nature, acts readily described as “evil” in international political
thought and rhetoric. In particular, in the last decade of the twentieth
century and early years of the twenty-first, the world witnessed a wave of
humanitarian atrocities noted for their grotesque nature and magnitude.
hese excellent papers derived from contributions to the International Law
Conference held in Adelaide in February 2004 deal with the principal aspects of
modern armed conﬂict: the causes and prevention of conﬂict, conﬂict resolution
and peace building, the law applicable in armed conﬂict (international humanitarian
law, international criminal law, and state responsibility), and the roles of the United
Nations, humanitarian organisations and peacekeepers.
The ADB estimates that additional government
investment of only around $3 per person per year,
spent carefully to target specific healthcare gaps, could
bring the MDGs within reach.
Private sector contribution to health coverage is
a vital component of strategies for meeting MDGs
Four and Five. However, this should not detract
from or replace government responsibility for public
The global environment that charac-
terises the business world highlights
the importance of developing strate-
gies that go beyond the geographical
boundaries of one country. Wage-rate
differentials, expanding foreign mar-
kets and improved transportation
break down barriers of time and
space between countries and force the
logistics function to take on a global
dimension. Global logistics is the
response to the increasing integration
of international markets as firms try
to remain competitive.
The acts of lawlessness committed on September 11, 2001 were swiftly
followed by a ‘war on terror’. This book sets out the essential features
of the international legal framework against which the 9/11 attacks and
the lawfulness of measures taken in response thereto fall to be assessed.
It addresses, in an accessible manner, the relevant law in relation to:
‘terrorism’, questions as to ‘responsibility’ for it, the criminal law frame-
work, lawfulconstraints on the use of force, the humanitarian law that
governs in armed conﬂict, and international human rights law.
This Guide is a companion to the HAP Humanitarian Accountability
and Quality Management Standard (2007), the full text of which is
attached as Annex 1. The Guide follows the structure and format of
the HAP Standard for ease of reference. It is aimed at the leaders,
managers, and staff of humanitarian agencies that wish to improve
the performance of their organisation, at those interested in assessing
the case for seeking humanitarian quality assurance certification by
HAP, and at those with responsibility for achieving compliance with
the requirements of the HAP Standard.
The development of the strategy has been based on a number of guiding principles. Primarily
the strategy recognises the basic human right to adequate food and health and freedom from
malnutrition and disease. It respects the humanitarian principle of ‘do no harm’ such that its’
implementation should not exacerbate or worsen the situation.
A key guiding principle is recognition of the specific context and challenges of implementation
in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB) is a non‐profit organization. Its mission is to support communities’
use of grassroots action to achieve sustainable neighborhoods free from industrial pollution. Tulane
University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) was also involved in this survey.