The single greatest problem facing the United Nations is that there is no single greatest problem. Rather, there are a dozen different ones each day clamoring for attention. Some…are obvious and trying. Others we call “problems without passports”—issues that cross all frontiers uninvited, like climate change, drug trafficking, human rights, terrorism, epidemic diseases, and refugee movements. Their solutions, too, can recognize no frontiers because no one country or group of countries, however rich or powerful, can tackle them alone. Shashi Tharoor, Newsweek, September 4, 2006
Doing Member Care in Red Zones: Examples from the Middle East is on of several articles in Doing Member Care Well (2002) that deal with surviving/working in dangerous places. The authors do a great job looking at warning signs of serious stress for workers in "red zones": areas marked by ethno-political tensions, social instability, and violence. There is also material to help administrators and sending organizations as they manage/support their staff.
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