The Research Unit of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland was created in 2006 and aims to improve the way MSF projects are implemented in the field and to participate in critical thinking on humanitarian and medical action, notably by producing publications and organizing conferences and debates.
Maelle L'Homme will be a panelist at the conference on the localisation of aid during the 8th edition of Soliway, the…
Droit international humanitaire: le grand retour… en arrière?
Conference for the Fondation Lord Michelham of Hellingly
Maroc: l'humanitaire à la carte?05.04.2022
Françoise Duroch was a guest on RTS's Forum programme for a debate on international humanitarian assistance following the earthquake in Morocco.
Round table on current issues of IHL
Strengthening IHL compliance: the conduct of hostilities, the protection of essential services and humanitarian…
Humanitarian assistance in siege contexts: a contradiction in terms?
Duncan McLean, Maelle L’Homme04.12.2023
This contribution attempts to explore the contradiction between a strategy of exhaustion aiming to establish the conditions for the besieged party to surrender, and the legal and moral imperative of …
Benefiting some more than others: humanitarian disruption in conflict settings
In March 2022, intercommunal fighting forced Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to suspend its activities after nearly fourteen years of operating in Agok, a small town located in the disputed Abyei…
Are we using the right terms to describe the situation in Gaza?
On 6 November, António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, called for an immediate halt to the bombings in the Gaza Strip, highlighting a nightmarish situation for civilian…
JOURNAL OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
Duncan McLean is an editor at the JHA, an open access journal contributing to current thinking around humanitarian governance, policy and practice, and challenging contributors and readers to think critically about humanitarian issues.Latest issue
This ongoing project acknowledges the importance of moral questions in the conduct of humanitarian action and provides staff with a space to share stories and strategies to prevent or alleviate moral distress.See more