Guide to nongovernmental organizations for the military: A primer for the military about private, voluntary, and nongovernmental organizations operating in humanitarian emergencies globally

This basic handbook was edited and rewritten by Lynn Lawry and published in 2009 by the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) International Health Division, of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health affairs); U.S. Department of Defense. Originally intended as a primer for American military staff, it also serves as a useful reference guides to NGOs. The 368 page book covers the purpose and role of NGOS (including charities and international humanitarian aid agencies) and their role in conflict zones, peace keeping and humanitarian crises. It includes statistics on deployment and legal regulation of relations with military bodies. Appendixes give profiles of key UN agencies and explain the Red Cross/ Red Crescent structure.From