The Heartbeat of the Humanitarian: The Agony of Conflict, Disaster and Displacement

 
9781478749707: The Heartbeat of the Humanitarian: The Agony of Conflict, Disaster and Displacement
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When she is offered her first job as a Protection Officer with the Directorate of Refugees at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala, Janet cannot help but smile at the opportunity to build a career in humanitarian work. As a qualified lawyer, family and friends consider her career already made for only one thing - legal practice. But Janet had other ideas. Since law school, she harbored a secret desire to work with international development organizations rather than practice law. A particular focus on refugees beckoned. To Janet, protection of refugees' rights that are most often ignored seems the ideal job for her. As she takes up her job, she has no idea how much her legal training has prepared her for this work. Until she digs deep into her work does she find out the 'baggage' that comes with her seemingly easy work. Travel to respond to emergencies is not fun especially when done without much notice and often through difficult and dangerous terrain. Most often she is away from her family and stuck with strangers. Interaction with many frustrated and heartbroken refugees who share their horrific experiences as they flee their conflict ridden and war torn countries in search of help exposes her to a certain ugly side to life she could not imagine! With a feeling of anger at perpetrators of war and violence and the indifference and inaction of many to such situations, Janet starts pondering if she is in the right place and whether her efforts and those of the organizations she works for make any difference. Her work turns out not as simple as she thought it would be but rather traumatizing! Will Janet continue with humanitarian work or run right to court where many expect her to be? She soon realizes her legal training alone cannot help her cope or help her make a decision. In the end, Janet has to draw strength from other sources including her warm, compassionate and yet rebellious childhood.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

About the Author: Janet Asiimwe has been involved in humanitarian work since 2002,when she became Protection Officer under the Directorate of Refugees, Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala, Uganda. She later served as Programme Officer with the East African Center for Constitutional Development in Kampala,and a Human Rights Advocate with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights in Harare. She later joins Actionaid Uganda as a development practitioner and humanitarian worker under Actionaid international Emergency Fast Action Support Team which responds to emergencies across the globe and currently supports Syrian refugees in Jordan.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 13.95
US$ 12.65

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 2.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Asiimwe, Janet
Published by Outskirts Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in Brand New condition. Seller Inventory # CHL2713775

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Janet Asiimwe
Published by Outskirts Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. When she is offered her first job as a Protection Officer with the Directorate of Refugees at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala, Janet cannot help but smile at the opportunity to build a career in humanitarian work. As a qualified lawyer, family and friends consider her career already made for only one thing - legal practice. But Janet had other ideas. Since law school, she harbored a secret desire to work with international development organizations rather than practice law. A particular focus on refugees beckoned. To Janet, protection of refugees rights that are most often ignored seems the ideal job for her. As she takes up her job, she has no idea how much her legal training has prepared her for this work. Until she digs deep into her work does she find out the baggage that comes with her seemingly easy work. Travel to respond to emergencies is not fun especially when done without much notice and often through difficult and dangerous terrain. Most often she is away from her family and stuck with strangers. Interaction with many frustrated and heartbroken refugees who share their horrific experiences as they flee their conflict ridden and war torn countries in search of help exposes her to a certain ugly side to life she could not imagine! With a feeling of anger at perpetrators of war and violence and the indifference and inaction of many to such situations, Janet starts pondering if she is in the right place and whether her efforts and those of the organizations she works for make any difference. Her work turns out not as simple as she thought it would be but rather traumatizing! Will Janet continue with humanitarian work or run right to court where many expect her to be? She soon realizes her legal training alone cannot help her cope or help her make a decision. In the end, Janet has to draw strength from other sources including her warm, compassionate and yet rebellious childhood. Seller Inventory # AAV9781478749707

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Janet Asiimwe
Published by Outskirts Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.When she is offered her first job as a Protection Officer with the Directorate of Refugees at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala, Janet cannot help but smile at the opportunity to build a career in humanitarian work. As a qualified lawyer, family and friends consider her career already made for only one thing - legal practice. But Janet had other ideas. Since law school, she harbored a secret desire to work with international development organizations rather than practice law. A particular focus on refugees beckoned. To Janet, protection of refugees rights that are most often ignored seems the ideal job for her. As she takes up her job, she has no idea how much her legal training has prepared her for this work. Until she digs deep into her work does she find out the baggage that comes with her seemingly easy work. Travel to respond to emergencies is not fun especially when done without much notice and often through difficult and dangerous terrain. Most often she is away from her family and stuck with strangers. Interaction with many frustrated and heartbroken refugees who share their horrific experiences as they flee their conflict ridden and war torn countries in search of help exposes her to a certain ugly side to life she could not imagine! With a feeling of anger at perpetrators of war and violence and the indifference and inaction of many to such situations, Janet starts pondering if she is in the right place and whether her efforts and those of the organizations she works for make any difference. Her work turns out not as simple as she thought it would be but rather traumatizing! Will Janet continue with humanitarian work or run right to court where many expect her to be? She soon realizes her legal training alone cannot help her cope or help her make a decision. In the end, Janet has to draw strength from other sources including her warm, compassionate and yet rebellious childhood. Seller Inventory # AAV9781478749707

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Asiimwe, Janet
Published by Outskirts Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2015. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781478749707

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Janet Asiimwe
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9781478749707_ing

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Janet Asiimwe
Published by Outskirts Press
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 180 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.4in.When she is offered her first job as a Protection Officer with the Directorate of Refugees at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala, Janet cannot help but smile at the opportunity to build a career in humanitarian work. As a qualified lawyer, family and friends consider her career already made for only one thing - legal practice. But Janet had other ideas. Since law school, she harbored a secret desire to work with international development organizations rather than practice law. A particular focus on refugees beckoned. To Janet, protection of refugees rights that are most often ignored seems the ideal job for her. As she takes up her job, she has no idea how much her legal training has prepared her for this work. Until she digs deep into her work does she find out the baggage that comes with her seemingly easy work. Travel to respond to emergencies is not fun especially when done without much notice and often through difficult and dangerous terrain. Most often she is away from her family and stuck with strangers. Interaction with many frustrated and heartbroken refugees who share their horrific experiences as they flee their conflict ridden and war torn countries in search of help exposes her to a certain ugly side to life she could not imagine! With a feeling of anger at perpetrators of war and violence and the indifference and inaction of many to such situations, Janet starts pondering if she is in the right place and whether her efforts and those of the organizations she works for make any difference. Her work turns out not as simple as she thought it would be but rather traumatizing! Will Janet continue with humanitarian work or run right to court where many expect her to be She soon realizes her legal training alone cannot help her cope or help her make a decision. In the end, Janet has to draw strength from other sources including her warm, compassionate and yet rebellious childhood. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781478749707

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Asiimwe, Janet
Published by Outskirts Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781478749707_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Asiimwe, Janet
Published by Outskirts Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2015. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781478749707

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Janet Asiimwe
Published by Outskirts Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1478749709

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Janet Asiimwe
Published by Outskirts Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 1478749709 ISBN 13: 9781478749707
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Outskirts Press, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1478749709n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 107.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds