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Another Day in Paradise: International Humanitarian Workers Tell Their Stories

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Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Gaza Strip... Places that evoke scenes of unimaginable suffering and hardship, the human condition at its worst. But they are also places that highlight humanity at its best -- the capacity for generosity, self-sacrifice, and compassion. Among those who live at the intersection of these realities are thousands of internation ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 6th 2003 by Orbis Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Jennifer Orr
Aug 14, 2014 Jennifer Orr rated it it was ok
Short accounts from humanitarian workers in the late 90s and early 2000s. Because the stories are short, they lack conflict history and sometimes depth. Good variety of perspectives from a range of experiences and backgrounds. May not contain anything new to those already familiar with the field.
Jun 03, 2010 Leeankh rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I've been fascinated by humanitarian work for many years. I've read more about the Peace Corps than most people I know. This book was written for people like me. :)

The stories aren't candy coated. They are gritty and real and cover the horror as well as the beauty of the work. Some people would read this book and feel turned off from humanitarian work. But, when I read it, it deepens my understanding of what it takes and I feel encouraged to explore my humanitarian sid
Jul 27, 2011 Ryan added it
the collection provides a pretty darn good depiction of what the various aid workers face in their day-to-day activities in different places around the world. Bergman covers her ass as far as providing as complete a picture as she could, from the writers that submitted their experiences, and they are all really quite distinct from one another, although some similarities are bound to show up.

the only way to truly understand what it is like is to jump right in and experience it first hand, i thin
Jan 27, 2009 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Humanitarian workers telling stories about their time in the field. Each of the stories portrays another side of relief efforts. I would recommend it to anyone interested in working abroad in this field. It was very interesting and brought some very real considerations to light.
Apr 03, 2013 Jan rated it really liked it
Great book about the experiences of selfless humanitarians working abroad.
Jun 09, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
Stories from aid workers around the world. Sad. Uplifting. Horrifying. Motivating
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