A Bed For The Night

Author: David Rieff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439127271
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A Bed For The Night. Timely and controversial, A Bed for the Night reveals how humanitarian organizations trying to bring relief in an ever more violent and dangerous world are often betrayed and misused, and have increasingly lost sight of their purpose. Humanitarian relief workers, writes David Rieff, are the last of the just. And in the Bosnias, the Rwandas, and the Afghanistans of this world, humanitarianism remains the vocation of helping people when they most desperately need help, when they have lost or stand at risk of losing everything they have, including their lives. Although humanitarianism's accomplishments have been tremendous, including saving countless lives, the lesson of the past ten years of civil wars and ethnic cleansing is that it can do only so much to alleviate suffering. Aid workers have discovered that while trying to do good, their efforts may also cause harm. Drawing on firsthand reporting from hot war zones around the world -- Bosnia, Rwanda, Congo, Kosovo, Sudan, and most recently Afghanistan -- Rieff describes how the International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, CARE, Oxfam, and other humanitarian organizations have moved from their founding principle of political neutrality, which gave them access to victims of wars, to encouraging the international community to take action to stop civil wars and ethnic cleansing. This advocacy has come at a high price. By calling for intervention -- whether by the United Nations or by "coalitions of the willing" -- humanitarian organizations risk being seen as taking sides in a conflict and thus jeopardizing their access to victims. And by overreaching, the humanitarian movement has allowed itself to be hijacked by the major powers, at times becoming a fig leaf for actions those powers wish to take for their own interests, or for the major powers' inaction. Rieff concludes that if humanitarian organizations are to do what they do best -- alleviate suffering -- they must reclaim their independence. Except for relief workers themselves, no one has looked at humanitarian action as seriously or as unflinchingly, or has had such unparalleled access to its inner workings, as Rieff, who has traveled and lived with aid workers over many years and four continents. A cogent, hard-hitting report from the front lines, A Bed for the Night shows what international aid organizations must do if they are to continue to care for the victims of humanitarian disasters.

Not Just A Bed For The Night

Author: Alice Leahy
Publisher: Martello Books
ISBN: 9781860230240
Size: 37.56 MB
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Not Just A Bed For The Night. The story of Alice Leahy's internationally recognized work with the homeless & the organization she founded.

A Night In The Prince S Bed

Author: Chantelle Shaw
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460338626
Size: 59.12 MB
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A Night In The Prince S Bed. Actions speak louder than words Beautiful Mina Hart has overcome her hearing impairment to become a leading theater actress. But one stolen night with a gorgeous stranger turns into headline news when it's revealed he is the prince of Storvhal. Devastated when he accuses her of using him for publicity, Mina travels to his icy Scandinavian country to proclaim her innocence. But while she's hiding in his car she falls asleep, and wakes up at Prince Aksel's private retreat! A heavy snowfall traps them in, and now she must rely on her senses to read this haunted and intensely private prince!

The Night Of The Living Bed

Author: Denys Cazet
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756932404
Size: 30.24 MB
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The Night Of The Living Bed. On Halloween night, best friends Minnie and Moo take a wild ride on a runaway bed into town, where the streets are filled with trick-or-treaters dragging bags of candy. Full color.

The Complete Guide To Helping Your Baby Sleep Through The Night So You Can Too

Author: Jessica Linnell
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383924
Size: 25.66 MB
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The Complete Guide To Helping Your Baby Sleep Through The Night So You Can Too. The average baby sleeps between 10 and 16 hours a day according to Parenting Magazine. But, for any parent who has raised a child, it is well known that these hours can come at nearly any time, with the least likely time being during the middle of the night. Coaxing and comforting a baby to sleep through the night is one of the earliest and daunting tasks that young parents face and can lead to raised stress and tension levels and a whole slew of problems for both you and your baby. The tips in this book are designed to provide every parent with the knowledge they need to help their baby feel more comfortable in their crib and start sleeping through the night not only for the first time, but consistently for the foreseeable future. You will learn exactly how much sleep your baby needs and what traditional definitions of sleep have to say about children under the age of two, including how they sleep and what they need in their sleep. You will learn the rules of infant and baby sleep and how they may not fit into your traditional notions of slumber and why it is necessary to think carefully before taking any additional measures. The necessary tools you need for helping your baby sleep through the night, including the right music, the right food, the right bedding, and the right amount of attention. You will learn when it is best to leave your baby to themselves and when they need you late at night, and what kinds of sleep disturbing habits they and you might be performing that is keeping them from sleeping comfortably. Experts in child psychology, pediatrics, and sleep have been interviewed and provided their experiences in the book to help all new parents deal with the trials and tribulations of a baby who will not sleep through the night. You will learn how certain developmental factors can affect sleep and what situations, however small, can disrupt sleep entirely. You will learn when it is not your fault and when you don t deserve blame and how things might change when your baby becomes a toddler. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Good Night Sleep Tight

Author: Kim West
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748118322
Size: 79.63 MB
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Good Night Sleep Tight. Getting a young child to go to sleep and stay asleep is one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. Yet many parents resign themselves to enduring years of exhaustion. Now there is a sensible, smarter alternative, a no cry sleep method, that really works. Kim West, know to her clients as The Sleep Lady, has developed a practical, easy to follow and effective sleep training approach that is gentle on both parent and child. The Sleep Lady Method - including a gentle, practical, step-by-step programme called The Sleep Lady Shuffle - has worked for hundreds of families. Whether you want to start to gently shape your baby's sleep habits or address specific sleep problems, this book will give you the answers you need, the confidence to put them into action, and the good night's sleep you all deserve!

Through The Night

Author: Janelle Denison
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466808497
Size: 50.62 MB
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Through The Night. Through the Night Janelle Denison As the Executive Casino Hostess for The Onyx in Las Vegas, Valerie Downing is always on the lookout for the night's biggest winners. When she spots a man—one of the sexiest she's ever laid eyes on—generating huge excitement at the craps table, she knows she's in luck. Her goal: To make sure the high rollers stay at her hotel, and that any further gambling is invested right back into the casino. His: To enjoy some other "perks" that Valerie might have to offer... Turns out Chase Pierson is already a VIP guest who happens to be working with Valerie's boss on a top-secret mission for the Reliance Group—one for which she too has been recruited. But Valerie, bold and gorgeous as she is, is first and foremost a professional. No fraternizing with Onyx clientele is her motto...and this hard-bodied, infuriatingly charming client is no exception. Even if Chase knows that the harder the hunt, the hotter the surrender...

Minnie And Moo

Author: Denys Cazet
ISBN: 9780439704625
Size: 62.48 MB
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Minnie And Moo. Minnie's barnyard friends find a way to make her feel better when a bad dream upsets her and sends her bed rolling into town on Halloween night.

Positive Parenting From A To Z

Author: Karen Renshaw Joslin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775895
Size: 79.12 MB
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Positive Parenting From A To Z. "A valuable book for the busy parent. Karen Joslin knows how to use both love and power in parenting, and presents easily understood solutions to common problems." GLENN AUSTIN, M.D., F.A.A.P. Former President, American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting expert and mother Karen Renshaw Joslin provides concrete age-specific solutions to more than 140 child misbehaviors. With this reassuring guide, alphabetically organized for easy access, you can: look up the problem and immediately pinpoint the case, learn specfically what to do, according to your child's age, know the exact words to say with actual dialogue examples, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.