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Decades of disasters the United Nations" response : hearing before the Select Committee on Hunger, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, hearing held in Washington, DC, July 30, 1991. by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger.

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Written in English


  • United Nations.,
  • International agencies.,
  • Food relief -- International cooperation.,
  • Disaster relief -- International cooperation.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsKF27.5 .H8 1991c
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1359691M
ISBN 100160371139
LC Control Number92600209

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