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A Scorching Hot Time in Sudan: A Relief Worker's Story from Inside an African Refugee Camp

A Scorching Hot Time in Sudan: A Relief Worker's Story from Inside an African Refugee Camp

Richard Wolcott Leutzinger
5/5 (1 ratings)
Although the largest country in Africa, most Americans knew next to nothing about Sudan until 1985, when it suddenly became one of the hot spots of the world. Hundreds of thousands of refugees entered Sudan to escape the famine and civil war in neighboring Ethiopia. The government had just been overthrown. And appropriately for a hot spot, temperatures there hovered around 120 degrees daily. The refugees' plight evoked an unprecedented worldwide outpouring of sympathy and money. A group of musicians called USA for Africa recorded a song, "We Are the World." Irish rock star Bob Geldof organized the Live Aid concert that was televised around the world. People from 152 countries responded by donating $120 million to the relief effort through USA for Africa and Live Aid. Despite months of media attention, one story was never fully told-that of the volunteers who came to give hands-on care to the starving and homeless in the refugee camps. Their story is told now by one of those volunteers, Richard Leutzinger. His unique insights and attention to detail come from a life spent simultaneously pursuing two careers, writing and nursing. His writings have been published or broadcast in seven countries while his nursing career spans 30 years and three countries.
Language
English
Pages
172
Format
Paperback
Publisher
PublishAmerica
Release
January 16, 2006
ISBN
142410288X
ISBN 13
9781424102884

A Scorching Hot Time in Sudan: A Relief Worker's Story from Inside an African Refugee Camp

Richard Wolcott Leutzinger
5/5 (1 ratings)
Although the largest country in Africa, most Americans knew next to nothing about Sudan until 1985, when it suddenly became one of the hot spots of the world. Hundreds of thousands of refugees entered Sudan to escape the famine and civil war in neighboring Ethiopia. The government had just been overthrown. And appropriately for a hot spot, temperatures there hovered around 120 degrees daily. The refugees' plight evoked an unprecedented worldwide outpouring of sympathy and money. A group of musicians called USA for Africa recorded a song, "We Are the World." Irish rock star Bob Geldof organized the Live Aid concert that was televised around the world. People from 152 countries responded by donating $120 million to the relief effort through USA for Africa and Live Aid. Despite months of media attention, one story was never fully told-that of the volunteers who came to give hands-on care to the starving and homeless in the refugee camps. Their story is told now by one of those volunteers, Richard Leutzinger. His unique insights and attention to detail come from a life spent simultaneously pursuing two careers, writing and nursing. His writings have been published or broadcast in seven countries while his nursing career spans 30 years and three countries.
Language
English
Pages
172
Format
Paperback
Publisher
PublishAmerica
Release
January 16, 2006
ISBN
142410288X
ISBN 13
9781424102884

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