The Main Problems of Medical Relief Actions in Armed Conflicts

  • C. F. Tidemann
Conference paper
Part of the Disaster Medicine book series (DISASTER, volume 1)


In general, disasters evolve through three stages:
  1. 1)

    Disaster stage: lasting for hours, days, or weeks — marked by chaos and distress: Destructions Collapse of law and order Human distress: Injuries and illness, hunger, thirst, and lack of shelter Lack of information; deficient surveys; no means of communication; no organizing body; Rumors.

  2. 2)

    Action stage: lasting for days or weeks — marked by rescue and relief operations. Initially, these operations are uncoordinated, ineffective, and insufficient — always.

  3. 3)

    Stage of Reconstruction and Rehabilitation: lasting for months or years.



Cardiac Tamponade Relief Operation Field Hospital Medical Relief Strategic Bombing 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. F. Tidemann
    • 1
  1. 1.SandvikaNorway

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