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Linda Polman is an Amsterdam-based journalist who for fifteen years has reported from war zones for a range of European radio stations and newspapers. She is the author of We Did Nothing, which was shortlisted for the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage.
If you are interested in humanitarian work this is a must read!Published 4 months ago by Michelle Dragoo
Provocative and thoughtful. Provides insightful questions to ask regarding the ultimate outcomes of humanitarian aide....especially in war zones. Read morePublished 7 months ago by B. Bunn
Anytime someone I know mentions wanting to go into charity work, donating to an overseas cause, or is interested in cross cultural topics, I recommend this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Melissa Ann Conroy
This was an excellent book! Great information on the topic. Got for a graduate course that I withdrew from but ended up reading it on my own afterwords. Well worth it! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ima Good Student
Linda Polman is an experienced journalist in humanitarian zones. This book illustrates how the best intentions go astray. Highly recommendePublished 22 months ago by Miles Wortman
I am all for charity, and spent some time, money and resources on finding and helping people who are in need. Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by Emi
Scenes of poor people after a natural disaster, war or ethnic cleansing may pull at our hearstrings and we feel compelled to donate to NGOs to help these people. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by The g Factor
The author does an excellent job of answering the question she poses in the title: what is wrong with humanitarian aid? Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Donegal
Some clear and punchy points are made in this book. A good read overall and it's nice to read a book that provides a different perspective over the efficacy of first-phase... Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by NS