Pediatric issues in complex emergencies

Frederick M. Burkle

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Complex emergencies represent the final pathway of disrupted states leading to conflict and war. Victims of complex emergencies are primarily civilians, with children predominating. The decade of the 1990s has led to the professionalization of relief workers and improved standards of care. Pediatric providers have assumed roles as consultants, advocates and practitioners of care, but future requirements call for increased capacity and capability to meet pediatric demands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalAmbulatory Child Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Complex emergencies
  • Disasters
  • Humanitarian care
  • International health
  • Refugees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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