Radical Objects: The Obelisk of Axum and the Complexities of Restitution
As aid agencies struggle to access and respond to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Tigray, a comparatively minor note of physical destruction has understandably garnered little attention. In a...
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
Humanitarian discourse and the challenges of migration: the European exception?
The Business of Conflict: Humanitarian Assistance and the War Economy in Syria
Research and humanitarian aid: navigating the unpredictable, limiting the avoidable
Sexual abuse perpetrated by humanitarian workers: from moral relativism to competitive victimhood