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Information Needs of Women Refugees at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya

Ndukuh Kilei

ISBN 10: 3659408255 / ISBN 13: 9783659408250
Editorial: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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Paperback. 108 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.The number of civil wars worldwide has increased dramatically since the end of the cold war, (1943-1991)The global increase in civil wars is because of ethnic and religious conflicts (Quick;1995). Refugees in acute crisis leave their homelands suddenly with little prior planning and with no choice about their destination. Information is very important to every aspect of society and to understand the information needs of immigrants is indeed essential for librarians or service providers in order to provide better services to them. Fisher et al. . (2004) have specifically recognized the fact that immigrants are generally perceived to be information poor, meaning they face major challenges with finding and using greatly needed everyday information. In fact, immigrants need information constantly of all types like every other person for the development of a person. This piece of work targets the women refugees Information needs, this is because women have unique information needs such health issues because they are more exposed to disease and other woman related complications. They are also prone to deprivation of rights and exploitation than their male counterparts. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. N° de ref. de la librería 9783659408250

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Título: Information Needs of Women Refugees at ...

Editorial: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:New

Tipo de libro: Paperback

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The number of civil wars worldwide has increased dramatically since the end of the cold war,(1943-1991)The global increase in civil wars is because of ethnic and religious conflicts (Quick;1995). Refugees in acute crisis leave their homelands suddenly with little prior planning and with no choice about their destination. Information is very important to every aspect of society and to understand the information needs of immigrants is indeed essential for librarians or service providers in order to provide better services to them. Fisher [et al..] (2004) have specifically recognized the fact that immigrants are generally perceived to be information poor, meaning they face major challenges with finding and using greatly needed everyday information. In fact, immigrants need information constantly of all types like every other person for the development of a person.This piece of work targets the women refugees Information needs,this is because women have unique information needs such health issues because they are more exposed to disease and other woman related complications. They are also prone to deprivation of rights and exploitation than their male counterparts.

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Has a Masters Degree in Library Information Science of Kenyatta University.14 years of Experience in Knowledge Management in Academic Libraries.Project- Information Needs of Women Refugees at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.Librarian at South Eastern Kenya University(SEKU)Secretary Of Gender Mainstreaming Committee at the University.

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