Famine, Conflict and Response: a Basic Guide, by Fred Cuny and Richard Hill, Kumarian Press, 1999

Fred Cuny adopts an economic approach to wartime famine that is still considered innovative and challenging by field experts. His international fieldwork in both natural and man-made disasters is visionary and his approach to famine pragmatic. This book focuses on counter-famine measures revolving around people’s livelihoods, giving humanitarian relief workers a more permanent solution to world hunger.

Repatriation During Conflict in Africa and Asia, by Cuny, Frederick C. , Barry N. Stein & Pat Reed, Paperback,1992

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Disasters and Development, by Frederick C. Cuny, Oxford University Press,1983

This book is about disaster response and the way in which relief agencies and other organizations provide aid and assistance in the developing countries. The book focuses on international disaster assistance, the aid provided by the industrialized nations through myriad international organizations, both governmental and private, which the public calls the international relief system.

The book can be downloaded from the Texas A&M The Frederick C. Cuny/INTERTECT Collection website. From the link above enter “Disasters and Development” in the search box, select the icon of the cover of the book, and click on the view/open link to access the pdf of the document.

Shelter After Disaster: Guidelines for Assistance, by Ian Davis and Fred Cuny, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 1982

Analyzing the issue of shelter from the perspective of the survivor, rather than through the traditional perspective of donors and other assisting groups, this study aims to provide policy and programme guidelines on emergency shelter and post-disaster housing.  The goals is to cover the entire disaster spectrum – including disaster preparedness, disaster relief, post-disaster reconstruction and prevention.

This report can be downloaded here.

Shelter after Disaster Second Edition, by Ian Davis, co-editors Paul Thompson and Fred Krimgold, IFRC, 1982

The structure of this Second Edition retains the original text of the 1982 Guidelines. This edition simply adds new insights gained during the intervening years, provides a more updated format and where necessary, and appropriate, gives updated resources and reflects current thinking within the shelter sector. This guide describes some of the methodologies developed by Cuny and was published again in 2015.

The report can be downloaded here.

Books about Fred Cuny

Deliver Us from Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords and a World of Endless Conflict, by William Shawcross, Simon and Schuster, 2001

Foreign correspondent, William Shawcross, covered many of the regional and ethnic conflicts, civil wars, and mass migrations in the immediate post-Cold War decade, asking the question: Should America assume the role of peacekeeper and chief humanitarian in a world of endless wars and human disasters? The prologue to this book, titled “The World’s Texan,” showcases Fred Cuny as both a savior to millions and a maverick in finding international solutions to humanitarian crises.

The Man Who Tried to Save the World, by Scott Anderson, Penguin Random House Paperback, 2000

Who was Cuny really working for? Was he a CIA spy? Who killed him, and why? In search of the answers, Scott Anderson traveled to Chechnya on a hazardous journey that started as as a magazine assignment and ended as a personal mission. The result is a galvanizing adventure story, a chilling picture of “the new world order,” and a tour de force of literary journalism.