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Urbanization and Humanitarian Access Working Group: Toward Guidelines for Humanitarian Standards and Operations in Urban Settings

  • Laura M. Janneck (a1), Ronak Patel (a2), Shada A. Rouhani (a1) and Frederick M. Burkle (a3)
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Corresponding author: Ronak B. Patel, MD, MPH, 14 Story St., 2nd Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA E-mail:
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