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Au Tchad, les blessures intimes des réfugiées du Soudan

Françoise Duroch

13.02.2024

Since the start of the conflict in Sudan in April 2023 between the regular army and the rapid support forces, close to 500,000 people have taken refuge in eastern Chad, fleeing the violence...

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Quelle plus-value une organisation médicale d'urgence doit-elle attendre de l'anthropologie?

Françoise Duroch

01.10.2007

A few years ago, a haemorrhagic fever led to an MSF intervention in Central Africa. The disease was poorly understood, and in an isolated forest context, the local population had mixed feelings...

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Humanitarian assistance in siege contexts: a contradiction in terms?

Duncan McLean, Maelle L'Homme

04.12.2023

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 ...

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Benefiting some more than others: humanitarian disruption in conflict settings

Maelle L'Homme

23.11.2023

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...

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Are we using the right terms to describe the situation in Gaza?

Françoise Duroch

21.11.2023

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...

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Pratiques délictueuses aux portes de l’Europe

Françoise Duroch, Maelle L'Homme

15.11.2023

Reports of violence at Greece's borders have multiplied in recent years. A report published in November 2023 by MSF documents the harsh realities experienced by migrants on arrival in Greece, based...

Diphtheria vaccination campaign

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"In Niger, the population has been taken hostage"

Françoise Duroch

20.09.2023

Since 30 July, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has imposed a series of sanctions against Niger: commercial and financial transactions have been suspended, the country’s air...

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«Asyl zu verkaufen» – völkerrechtlicher Schutz in Zeiten von Outsourcing

Maelle L'Homme

28.08.2023

After the USA and Australia, several European countries are also developing strategies aimed at reducing their reception obligations towards asylum seekers. Maelle L'Homme reflects on the danger of...

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International Humanitarian Law, State sovereignty and the erosion of the humanitarian consensus: the end of humanitarianism?

Duncan McLean

22.07.2023

This article examines the dilution of the legal framework on which humanitarian action has historically been based, primarily through the prism of international humanitarian law and related...

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"Wichtig ist, Frauen in den Teams zu haben"

Françoise Duroch

12.03.2023

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...

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Total, entre caution morale et greenwashing

Françoise Duroch

02.03.2023

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...

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Les ONG et l'autre moitié du monde

Françoise Duroch

25.01.2023

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...

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