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Jan Egeland

From the Frontlines of Humanity: Global Crises and Conflicts

About Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland is a former U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and is currently the U.N. Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution. He led efforts to relieve victims of civil war in Iraq and Darfur, coordinated international relief for the victims of tsunamis, earthquakes, and famines, and negotiated with guerillas and warlords in Sudan, Congo, Iraq, and Lebanon. In his new book, A Billion Lives: An Eyewitness Report from the Frontlines of Humanity, he offers vivid insight into the critical danger-spots of the world and bluntly challenges the first world to act.

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