Chasing Chaos : My Decade in and Out of Humanitarian Aid
by Jessica Alexander
Editor: BROADWAY BOOKS
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Jessica Alexandre arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an intern idealist, eager to contribute to the international humanitarian aid work of the community.But the world she encountered in the field was considerably different from anything she could imagineHe was dirty, chaotic, and difficult-but she got hung upIn this honest and irreverent memory, she presents to the readers the realities of life as a humanitarian worker.We look as she manages a 24,000-the camps in Darfur, collecting evidence for the trial of Charles Taylor in Sierra Leone, and contributes to the massive aid effort to clean a broken HaitiBut we also see alcohol fueled by parties and fleeting, romances, fists and self-doubt, and the struggle to do well in places that have long endured sufferingTracing his personal journey with wide, naive eyes of cynical and ultimately hopeful hardened newcomers, but realistic critic Alexander transports the most troubled readers around the world and shows us not only the seemingly impossible challenges, but also the moments of resistance and recovery
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