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Adapting MSF's sexual violence care training approach to middle eastern contexts: what does this mean in practice?

Françoise Duroch

07.06.2022

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...

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Solidarité sélective?

Françoise Duroch

08.05.2022

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...

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Humanitarian corridors in Ukraine: the illusion of an ideal solution

Françoise Duroch, Maelle L'Homme

10.03.2022

"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 ...

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Sexual abuse perpetrated by humanitarian workers: from moral relativism to competitive victimhood

Françoise Duroch

24.03.2021

Drawing on the example of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Françoise Duroch and Emmanuel Noyer review the measures taken by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) to combat sexual violence. The...

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Should we discriminate in order to act? Profiling: a necessary but debated practice

Françoise Duroch

28.01.2021

In October 2020, MSF organised a workshop in Dakar on staff profiling in operations in the Sahel. Profiling involves the selection of staff based on non-professional criteria, including nationality,...

Vaccine preparation

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Vaccination: A Matter of Trust, with Caveats

Duncan McLean, Françoise Duroch

16.01.2021

The palpable relief being felt by many over the accelerating approvals of apparently safe and efficient Covid-19 vaccines is hardly surprising. But away from triumphalist headlines, partially satiric ...

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«Vivement le nouveau vaccin, qu’on puisse le refuser»

Françoise Duroch

10.12.2020

A l’aube des premières campagnes de vaccination contre la Covid-19, une formule a largement circulé sur les réseaux sociaux, en substance: «Vivement la sortie d’un nouveau vaccin, qu’on...

Alternatives Humanitaires n°14 juillet 2020

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Tough choices: moral challenges experienced by aid workers during the Covid-19 pandemic

Françoise Duroch, Miriam Kasztura

23.07.2020

The truly unprecedented nature of the pandemic has mobilised and confused humanitarian NGOs and their staff as much. Forced inaction mixed with setting up programmes within a context of high...

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International aid in the Covid era: the need for transparency

Duncan McLean, Françoise Duroch

11.06.2020

The scale and spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, combined with the large number of deaths it has caused, have created a toxic mix of rumour and innuendo – further complicating aid operations that...

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L’épidémiologie, le chaînon manquant des curriculums scolaires

Françoise Duroch

06.04.2020

Coronavirus today, Ebola yesterday, the epidemiology of infectious diseases remains an unknown for the population and is not taught much in primary and secondary schools, notes Françoise Duroch of...

Revue Internationale de la Croix-Rouge 894

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Care for victims of sexual violence, an organization pushed to its limits: The case of Médecins Sans Frontières

Françoise Duroch

01.09.2015

Over the past ten years, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided medical care to almost 118,000 victims of sexual violence. Integrating related care into MSF general assistance to populations...

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Attacks on medical missions: overview of a polymorphous reality: the case of Médecins Sans Frontières

Caroline Abu-Sada, Françoise Duroch

2014

The aim of this article is to carry out a preliminary analysis of issues relating to the types of violence that are directed against humanitarian medical missions.

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