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...
Choices at the time of the climate emergency
Knowing about the discussions in progress at Médecins Sans Frontières, as well as the actions it intends to implement to adapt to climate change, provides precious insight. Though they speak in...
The evolving role of CSR in international development: Evidence from Canadian extractive companies’ involvement in community health initiatives in low-income countries
Overseas development agencies and international finance organisations view the exploitation of minerals as a strategy for alleviating poverty in low-income countries. However, for local communities...
Extractive resources and the Ebola economy
Letter about extractive resources and Ebola, a response to the recent briefing by Wilkinson and Leach “Briefing: Ebola–myths, realities, and structural violence” published in African Affairs.
Understanding Power Relationships: Commentary on Wurr C and Cooney L (2014) 'Ethical Dilemmas in Population-Level Treatment of Lead Poisoning in Zamfara State, Nigeria'
After 4 years of relief activities, it is difficult to keep managing the lead poisoning epidemic in northern Nigeria as an emergency situation, while it appears clearly to be a more complex,...
The interaction between humanitarian non-governmental organisations and extractive industries: a perspective from Médecins Sans Frontières
This opinion note explores some aspects of the relationship between humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and extractive industries. Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders,...
What Is the Relationship of Medical Humanitarian Organisations with Mining and Other Extractive Industries?
In developing countries, extractive industries have far reaching consequences on health through environmental pollution, some communicable diseases, violence, destitution, and compromised food...
Oil for health in sub-Saharan Africa: health systems in a 'resource curse' environment
The resource curse is a theory that explains the inverse relationship classically seen between dependence on natural resources and economic growth. It defines a peculiar economic and political...