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    Lee, Vernon J. and Low, Edwin 2006. Coordination and Resource Maximization during Disaster Relief Efforts. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol. 21, Issue. S1, p. S8.


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Humanitarian Assistance: towards a right of access to victims of natural disasters

Abstract

If recent estimates are to be believed, more than two million people may have died in the famine that engulfed North Korea in 1997 and 1998. In 1997, the United Nations estimated that 4.7 million North Koreans were in danger of starvation. In response, the international community pledged food aid. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies presented an expanded appeal for aid in June 1997. In January 1998, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its biggest appeal, setting a target of 380 million US dollars in food aid, nearly double the amount requested for 1997. Yet, the international community has met resistance in attempting to assist North Koreans suffering from malnutrition and facing starvation.

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International Review of the Red Cross (1961 - 1997)
  • ISSN: 0020-8604
  • EISSN: 2059-9218
  • URL: /core/journals/international-review-of-the-red-cross-1961-1997
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