The Main Problems of Medical Relief Actions in Armed Conflicts
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.
Action stage: lasting for days or weeks — marked by rescue and relief operations. Initially, these operations are uncoordinated, ineffective, and insufficient — always.
Stage of Reconstruction and Rehabilitation: lasting for months or years.
KeywordsLactate Transportation Pneumonia Tuberculosis Respiration
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