Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid

Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid

Jessica Alexander


Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda within the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, desirous to give a contribution to the paintings of the foreign humanitarian relief neighborhood. however the global that she encountered within the box used to be dramatically diversified than whatever she can have imagined. It was once messy, chaotic, and difficult—but she used to be hooked.
    during this sincere and irreverent memoir, she introduces readers to the realities of lifestyles as an relief employee. We watch as she manages a 24,000-person camp in Darfur, collects facts for the Charles Taylor trial in Sierra Leone, and contributes to the big relief attempt to wash up a shattered Haiti. yet we additionally see the alcohol-fueled events and fleeting romances, the burnouts and self-doubt, and the fight to do sturdy in locations that experience lengthy persevered pain.
    Tracing her own trip from wide-eyed and naïve newcomer to hardened cynic and, finally, to hopeful yet serious realist, Alexander transports readers to a couple of the main bothered destinations worldwide and indicates us not just the doubtless most unlikely demanding situations, but additionally the moments of resilience and recovery.

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