"Wichtig ist, Frauen in den Teams zu haben"
How far do aid organisations go to be able to deliver assistance in authoritarian states? A conversation with Françoise Duroch about difficult compromises, working with the Taliban and whether the...
Total, entre caution morale et greenwashing
Early February, TotalEnergies announced that it had appointed Jean-Christophe Rufin to launch an assessment of the humanitarian situation in northern Mozambique. The mandate of this former...
Les ONG et l'autre moitié du monde
At the end of December, the humanitarian sector was informed that women in Afghanistan were banned from working for non-governmental organisations on the grounds that some had been seen working...
Ethical considerations around the use of humanitarian imagery
Françoise Duroch, Maelle L'Homme29.11.2022
The growth of social media has reduced the world to a “global village” in which images travel fast and far. When they feature vulnerable people, the impact can be disastrous. Starting from a...
Out of sight, out of mind: Europe's increasing pushback against migrants
Adapting MSF's sexual violence care training approach to middle eastern contexts: what does this mean in practice?
This article shares the learnings of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s experience of adapting its sexual violence care training for its staff and missions in the Middle East and North Africa...
Humanitarian corridors: negotiated exceptions at risk of manipulation
In the absence of a normative framework, the concept of humanitarian corridor lacks a consistent definition and is highly vulnerable to political interpretation. The notion underwent multiple...
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic made visible to the general public some of the many challenges associated with humanitarian work. Suddenly mortality rates, shortages of medical supplies and the...
The war in Ukraine acts as a catalyst for the resurgence of xenophobic discourse thought to be forgotten, especially when they are hiding behind selective solidarity. Two specialists from Médecins...
Humanitarian corridors in Ukraine: the illusion of an ideal solution
Françoise Duroch, Maelle L'Homme10.03.2022
"Humanitarian corridor". In just a few days, these two words have become a common theme in public speeches about Ukraine, evoking the illusion of an ideal solution to the suffering of people trapped ...
The Politics of Infectious Disease - editors' introduction
In this issue, both the special section on the politics of infectious disease, and the other contributions, highlight and return to concerns that have long plagued humanitarianism. For example, all...
Les 50 ans de MSF, ou comment l'humanitaire reste une épine dans le pied des dirigeants
Dresser le bilan de cinquante années d’action humanitaire de Médecins Sans Frontières tout en faisant l’inventaire des défis à venir est un exercice délicat. Avec des activités dans plus ...