By United Nations
Threats to human safety aren't continuously as cataclysmic as a conflict or normal catastrophe. frequently they're as sophisticated as a slow-rising tide, whose calamitous nature continues to be unknown until it breaks out as a substantial flood.
East Asia, no stranger to neighborhood wars or significant ordinary mess ups, is usually referred to as the simplest performer within the United international locations poverty relief software. The essays during this quantity inspect the internal of this dynamic and colourful quarter to ascertain the various sophisticated in addition to seen threats to secure and safe lifestyles. The e-book calls awareness to the fewer noticeable threats to human safety and the way humans and groups face them.
Woven from first-hand observations of existence at a variety of websites in East Asia, the narratives remove darkness from how uncanny the threats to human protection can be.
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