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The Politics of Humanity: The Reality of Relief Aid by John Holmes. Head of Zeus Publishing, €25.20. Reviewed by Kathy Foley.

24th February, 2013
John Holmes helps to carry a bag of cattle food for farmers as part of an emergency operation in Niger in 2010. Photo: Getty

The Politics of Humanity: The Reality of Relief Aid by John Holmes

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The worst that most of us ever have to deal with when landing at a foreign airport is a dose of jetlag and the chance our bags may not appear on the carousel. John Holmes, the former United Nations chief of humanitarian aid, has had plenty of more colourful experiences.

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