"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...
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...
Humanitarian discourse and the challenges of migration: the European exception?
Are non-governmental organisations also guilty of double standards? Reviewing humanitarian actors’ approaches to migration in Europe, the author analyses the demands, intentions and dilemmas that...
Der Schutz der humanitären Arbeit beginnt bei uns selber
States always find ways and means to exclude unwanted aid organisations. The drastic tightening of anti-terror legislation is only the latest manifestation of these methods.
Counterterrorism policies and practices: health and values at stake
The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used a fake vaccination programme to obtain DNA samples in the search for Osama Bin Laden, which caused distrust and hampered polio eradication and ...
Reconstruction of the health sector in Haiti: a missed opportunity?
The impact of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti was devastating for a country whose history was already marked by poverty, natural disasters, environmental degradation and political instability. An...
L’urgence d’une souveraineté alimentaire
From France, Rony Brauman, former president of MSF France, gives us his reading of the philosophical, political and symbolic stakes of Palestine and of this debate – one that particularly...
“From the American People”: the US Farm Bill and the reform of emergency food aid
On Nov 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. Winds of up to 235 km/h cut through the province of Eastern Samar as the storm progressed westwards and further towards the centre of...
Les relations entre acteurs associatifs et Etat, clé de compréhension des Révolutions arabes
The new situation created by the 2011 “Arab Spring” goes to the heart of relations between associations, NGOs and governments. Indeed, populations have been placing increased pressure on...
Vers un nouvel imaginaire national ? Transformation de l’action associative au sein de la communauté palestinienne au Liban
Increasingly non profit associations providing welfare services to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have been demanding the improvement of the living conditions of the Palestinians. By mediating...
Gaza Strip: A Perilous Transition
From international NGOs to UN agencies, from donors to observers of humanitarianism, opinion is unanimous: in a context of the alleged ‘clash of civilisations’, our ‘humanitarian...
Cultivating Dependence, Palestinian Agriculture Under Occupation
On the eve of its fifth decade, the Israeli occupation in the Palestinian territories can no longer be considered a temporary aberration. In the shadow of the Oslo process, the second Intifada and...