Fred Cuny (1944-1995) -Disaster Relief Innovator

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Fred Cuny was a disaster relief specialist who used his training in engineering to do humanitarian work. He worked in countries such as Biafra, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia, and Bosnia. In March 1995, he disappeared in Chechnya and was never found. His life was featured on the PBS documentary program Frontline.

Most of the information contained herein is drawn from the Frontline documentary on Fred Cuny, the Cuny section of the PBS web site, and Professional Responsibility: Focusing on the Exemplary by Michael S. Pritchard of Western Michigan University.

You can find more information on these materials and other Cuny-related sources in sections 9 and 10.

Cite this page: "Fred Cuny (1944-1995) -Disaster Relief Innovator" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 6/6/2006 National Academy of Engineering Accessed: Thursday, November 26, 2015 <>